Questions in wake of Howard trade

Does Iguodala make the Nuggets contenders? Why re-sign Nelson?

Originally Published: August 12, 2012
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Tyler Hansbrough, Jameer NelsonAP Photo/John RaouxIf the Magic knew they were trading Dwight Howard, why re-sign Jameer Nelson?

The Los Angeles Lakers deserve all the headlines they're seeing. That's what happens when you boast possibly the best point guard (Steve Nash), shooting guard (Kobe Bryant) and center (Dwight Howard) of the post-Michael Jordan era.

But they don't deserve all of the ink. According to the agreed-upon framework of the four-team deal, the Denver Nuggets will receive Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers will net Andrew Bynum and the Orlando Magic will reel in Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington and a smorgasbord of picks. The other three need some analytical love, too. And some questions need to be asked.

With that in mind, here are three questions for the "other" three teams in the Howard deal.


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