by Ryne Nelson

Two of the NBA’s hottest trade commodities have reached a nexus in this latest trade rumor.

Although the Orlando Magic will likely veto a Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Andris Biedrins package for Dwight Howard, this marks the beginning of an interesting year ahead of rumors and speculation.

DraftExpress reports this offer not long after Howard said that he won’t sign an extension and will become a free agent. So this is surely the first of many, many trade offers.

Monta is the Warriors‘ best commodity, and despite rumors of the franchise not wanting to trade Ellis, Golden State seems eager to land a big guy.

Unfortunately, fans won’t get to watch a Steph/Supa duo anytime soon—very few teams are eager to deal their dominating big for a guard in need of fine tuning and better mentorship/coaching.