THE DWIGHT HOWARD TRADE

Magic received Arron Afflalo, Nikola Vucevic, Maurice Harkless, Al Harrington, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, future draft picks and a $17.8 trade exception (expired)

Josh Cohen’s Analysis: Initially criticized for trading Howard without getting a proven All-Star back, the Magic are now universally celebrated and honored for what they acquired. Afflalo, Vucevic and Harkless have all been impressive since coming to Orlando and are continuing to improve.

Also worth noting, the Magic added another building piece when they attained Tobias Harris in the J.J. Redick trade last season. They will get a first-round pick from either Denver or New York in 2014, a conditional first-round pick from Philadelphia and a conditional second-round pick from the Lakers in 2015, and a conditional first-round pick from the Lakers in 2017.

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