It appears as though NBA Live 10 cover player is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four team trade that is expected to be finalised tomorrow. After much speculation, Howard will depart Orlando for Los Angeles along with Earl Clark and Chris Duhon while Andrew Bynum will be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers, who will also receive Jason Richardson from the Magic.
The 76ers will trade Andre Iguodala, currently competing for Team USA in London, to the Denver Nuggets, who will in turn trade Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington to the Magic. The Magic will also receive Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless from the 76ers and are picking up three future first round picks and a second round pick in 2013 in the deal.
In addition to shaking up the NBA landscape and making the Lakers one of the favourites to come out of the West this season, it has also set them up to be one of the most frequently used teams in NBA video games this year, as they now boast a formidable starting five of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. What do you think of the trade? Add your comments below and join in the discussion here in our NBA & Basketball Talk section!