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Magic-Suns-Wizards trade: Everybody won


I guess that's the goal every GM is after, to get a win-win when you lock up with another team or teams. Looks like that happened here.

The Wizards got rid of Arenas, which they wanted. Getting Rashard Lewis will help them on the perimeter, but we all know he comes with baggage. Not sure how good a deal this is for Washington, but moving Arenas was the prime motivation so I guess you have to say they get a W.

The Magic now have unbelievable perimeter shooting, which will just make Howard even better. Turkoglu comes home and we know what he can do; Richardson and Arenas can light it up as well. Add Jameer Nelson to this and you've got four medium-to-long range bombers, who will require attention and get the double- and triple-teams away from Howard.

IF they can find the chemistry between now and April, the Eastern Conference playoffs could be very interesting. The only problem with those three guys is that there's not much D in them. Boston and Miami might respect the offensive capability, but you have to figure they'd lick their chops looking at the defense — outside of Howard.

Phoenix gets better, too. I'm not a fan of Carter because his solo act destroys team chemistry. However, maybe the Suns can control him. Pietrus is a good player, as the Lakers have learned. From my perspective, the Suns best acquisition is Gortat. I've seen him play very well in big games against all the elite teams. He alone will make the Suns better — and tougher. I always thought he would be a great backup to Bynum. He has size and can battle with the best.

Like I said, everybody wins.

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