Rumored Blockbuster: Dwight to Lakers, Iguodala to Denver, Bynum to Philly

Rumored Blockbuster: Dwight to Lakers, Iguodala to Denver, Bynum to Philly

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, a potential four-team blockbuster centering around Dwight Howard landing with the L.A. Lakers is currently being discussed. Woj described the talks as fluid but that there is a framework in place as such:

[Dwight] Howard and Denver forward Al Harrington going to the Lakers, Philadelphia guard Andre Iguodala going to the Nuggets, Los Angeles center Andrew Bynum moving to the 76ers, and Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol and Denver guard Arron Affalo going to the Magic, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Bynum will make $16.1 million in 2012-13 as the Lakers exercised their option back in June. He would be set to become a free agent following this coming season.

This move would land the Sixers a legit young center (just 24 years old) that they've been in dire need of while unclogging the logjam at the wing. Bynum has been an All-Star for the Lakers but he's also been a bit erratic as youngsters are often wont to do.

If the Sixers do plan on moving Iguodala, they could do a lot worse than Andrew Bynum in return. Is this part of the plan the Sixers had coming into this offseason? A young core of Jrue, Evan, Thad, Andrew Bynum, and throw in some Moe Harkless for good measure. Seems like more of a plan to me.

Our resident Sixers guru, Andrew Unterberger, says if the above deal were to go down, it would be an incredible win for the Sixers, adding "It would justify and/or redeem every single other move they've made this offseason."

>>Lakers, Magic in blockbuster four-team trade talks to send Dwight Howard to L.A. [Y!]

Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

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Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

A zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America are both nightmare scenarios for many people. But Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is prepared in the case of either.

At least that's what he says.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a bye this week, so Jenkins found the time to post the below video to Twitter, teaching us a little bit about his quirks.

"Something you might not know about me is that I'm a half-hearted doomsday prepper. For the last two or three years I've been silently preparing myself for a zombie apocalypse... or Donald Trump becoming President, whichever comes first. Communications, food, protection, everything, I've been stockpiling. I took a zombie survival course a couple of years ago," Jenkins said.

"Hopefully I won't have to use my skills."

 

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tommy Joseph, who has been missing from the lineup lately, starts at first base and bats fourth tonight.

Joseph will most likely be making his final start of the season with Ryan Howard expected to start the final games of the season. Joseph is batting just .235 against the Braves this season, but does have two home runs. The rookie first baseman has 21 home runs and 15 doubles in 104 games during his first season in the majors. 

Howard will be playing what are almost definitely his final games in a Phillies uniform this weekend vs. the Mets.

Maikel Franco bats fifth and plays third base. Franco, who has been hot lately, has three home runs and is batting .320 over his last 25 at-bats. He will look to continue his success against the Braves, as five of his 25 home runs this season have come against them.

Cameron Rupp gets a day off behind the plate and will be replaced by veteran catcher A.J. Ellis. Ellis has exceeded expectations in a short sample since coming over in the Carlos Ruiz trade last month. Ellis is 8 for 28 with a home run and nine RBIs in 10 games with the Phils. He's batting .285, which is astronomically better than his paltry .194 mark with the Dodgers. 

Part of the reason for Ellis' start could be his history against Braves starter Josh Collmenter. He is 4 for 11 with two home runs and four walks against the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher.

Here is tonight's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Cody Asche, LF
7. A.J. Ellis, C
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jeremy Hellickson, P

And for the Braves:

1. Mallex Smith, CF
2. Dansby Swanson, SS
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Matt Kemp, LF
5. Nick Markakis, RF
6. Anthony Recker, C
7. Jace Peterson, 2B
8. Rio Ruiz, 3B
9. Josh Collmenter, P