Friday, August 10, 2012

Sixers set to get Bynum

(The Phanatic Magazine) - Orlando's Dwightmare is about to end, and the Sixers have been shaken out of their slumber.

A four-team deal that will send the disgruntled Orlando Magic superstar to the Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly be finalized on Friday. The trade will send the six-time All-Star to the Lakers, who will deal center Andrew Bynum to the Sixers. The Denver Nuggets will deal forward Al Harrington and guard Arron Afflalo to the Magic. Philadelphia will ship small forward Andre Iguodala to Denver and center Nikola Vucevic and first-round draft pick Moe Harkless to the Magic, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Magic will also send swingman Jason Richardson to the 76ers.

Orlando would also receive a protected first-round pick from Los Angeles, Denver and Philadelphia.

There's no guarantee Howard will remain with the Lakers or Bynum with the Sixers after the 2012-13 season, as both players are entering the final year of their contracts. Howard's due $19.26 million, and Bynum $16.47 million.

Bynum, 24, averaged career-highs with 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 60 games last season after battling a variety of injuries throughout the first six seasons of his career.

The 28-year-old Iguodala averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 62 games for the 76ers last year.

Richardson, 31, averaged 11.6 points for Orlando last season. In 11 seasons with Golden State, Charlotte, Phoenix and Orlando, Richardson averaged 17.5 points.

Vucevic netted 5.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 51 games in his rookie campaign with the Sixers before landing in Doug Collins' doghouse.

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