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!]

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.