Reports say that Nets will only trade Williams if Howard is traded to LA (they know they will not be able to retain him). Williams admitted he would consider Dallas and Orlando (provided Howard is still there). So I propose the following trade (and I know it is not easy to get a 4 team trade but it seems plausible):
Orlando Gives D12, Jameer, Turk and J Rich
NJ gives D Will
LA give Bynum, Gasol and Barnes
Huston gives Scola, Martin, Dragic (just what they were willing to give, back in the CP3 trade that was vetoed)
NJ gets Jameer Nelson, Martin and Dragic (remember that they will have no option to retain D Will if D12 goes to LA, at least they get reasonable compensation and better players than those they traded for D Will).
LA gets D12, Turk and Scola (they get D12, enough said, but they also get a good replacement for Gasol)
Huston gets Gasol and J. Rich (could also be Reddick instead. Essentially they get better return than in the initial CP3 deal).
Orlando gets D Will, Bynum and Matt Barnes. (I can't think of a better realistic -not ideal- return for Howard than this. We shed Turk's contract and we get the 2nd best big -consolation at least and he is playing well right now- and a great PG. Deron might be persuaded to resign with the Magic, for we will have a core team of Bynum -2nd best big-, Anderson and Reddick- which are constantly improving and playing great- and we will have cap space to sign someone in 2012 FA, which will be loaded, maybe Gerald Wallace).
I know Nets fans will complain that they will not be getting sufficient return for Deron Williams, but they have to keep in mind that if they can't sign Howard, DWill is gone, so this will probably be the best return they will get, especially if the magic pull this next to the trade deadline.
What do you guys think??