Yeah getting Lopez, two first round picks and dumping Hedo and his huge contract is probably about the best deal they're going to get.
I'd maybe see if Minnesota was willing part with Kevin Love and draft picks, but that's unlikely.
Tough to get solid return when you have a star who wants out as teams know the trading team doesn't want to just have them leave at the end of the year and get nothing in return. Especially when the star is demanding a trade to a particular team and saying he'll refuse to sign long term with any other team per this article: http://espn.go.com/n...ets-sources-say
It still sucks, but if Howard doesn't want to be in Orlando, they have to take the best they can get and try to rebuild. Lopez can at least help lessen to drop off on defense and rebound some, and put up some of the points. Will be up to the guards to make up the rest of the scoring difference. And I think they will--the offense has been way too focused on Howard in recent years with the talent they have had on the perimeter.