So for the time being, forget about Dwight Howard going to New Jersey. There’s no way the Magic are dealing the league’s best center for potentially-damaged goods. Lopez is soft to begin with; how much softer will he be coming off foot surgery?
Not only does this damage the idea of Dwight Howard going to the Nets this season … but the chances of Deron Williams staying just took a massive hit.
Time for the Lakers to step up and overpay for Howard.