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Would Orlando move Howard for Griffin?


08:06 AM ET 12.06 | If you're Otis Smith, what would you do? [Do] you pick up the phone, call the Clippers and say, 'Let's end this right now. You give me Blake Griffin, Chris Kaman and that unprotected No. 1 pick for next year from Minnesota and you have a deal.' How could the Magic do better? They'd get a 23-year-old nightly highlight reel to put butts in all of those new seats in the year-old Amway Center. They'd get a center in Kaman who has been an All-Star and who, conveniently, is in the last year of his contract. And they would get the Holy Grail of Draft picks -- an unprotected No. 1 pick from the Timberwolves! ... It's only one of the deepest Drafts, potentially, in the last 20 years.

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December 6, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Yeah but why the hell would the Clips do it (Besides the fact they're the Clips)?


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December 6, 2011  08:38 AM ET

That would be the most dumb trade ever.....The Clips would become Orlando west...

December 6, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Hes the best center in todays game, but lets get real, he's not kareemAnd he isn't even shaq in his prime

I give that the Facebook "like" lol

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December 6, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Not a good move if your the Clippers. Blake Griffin is what the Clippers need in terms of relevance. The Clippers have a center in Jordan and if you move Blake for Howard your only going to have to me Jordan as well. Howard is not as versatile as Blake, yes; he's probably the best center in the game today but he's one dimensional in that his offense of platued. If your the Clippers bench depth is what is needed. I believe it would be a step back if the Clippers make a deal with Orlando.

December 6, 2011  08:51 AM ET

The Magic should have to give up a lot more than that to land Griffin. The Clippers have already said that everyone is available to trade EXCEPT Black Griffin. Even the Clips aren't that dumb.

December 6, 2011  09:01 AM ET

If Otis can pull that off, he has my props. That will be one heck of a trade!

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December 6, 2011  09:11 AM ET

If you're the Clips, Jordan, Gordon, and the pick should do it. If not, I'd trade Griffin and Kaman for DH12 any day of the week.
He's a top-3 player, without any injury history.
Goodbye Griffin. No hesitation.

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December 6, 2011  09:15 AM ET

If the Clips got Howard and kept D. Jordan...defensively they would be very formidable. A shot wouldn't reach the rim.

December 6, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Oh, and LoL at the "Holy Grail of Draft picks"...
Kahn!!! *waves fist*


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