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Sheridan: 'Makes sense' for Lakers to trade Dwight Howard to the Nets... Without getting Brook Lopez in return; Deal has 50/50 chance of happening

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Today, Chris Sheridan, of, came up with five possible trade scenarios that he thinks make sense for all teams involved. One of which includes Dwight Howard coming to Brookln in exchange for everything not tied down or not named Brook Lopez (or Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace).

The reasoning as to why this "makes sense" for the Nets is, they get Howard without having to give up Brook Lopez -- and they slide Lopez over to the power forward position.

For the Lakers, the deal "makes sense" because it allows them to free up enough space in summer of 2015 to make a run at LeBron James and others.


Dwight Howard from LA Lakers to Brooklyn Nets for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Mirza Teletovic, Tyshawn Taylor, Toko Shengelia and the rights to Bogan Bogdanovic and Ilya Karaman.

So, there you have it. A "way" for the Nets to get Dwight Howard without having to give up Brook Lopez.

Sheridan happened to be doing a live spot on WFAN just as I was reading his piece, and according to Evan Roberts, he feels that Dwight to the Nets is a coin toss.

Again, don't see this deal happening, nor do I see it happening without Lopez being the centerpiece, but it was a cute idea nonetheless.