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Which Former Heel Would You Welcome Back to the Blazers?

Dwight Howard’s return to the Lakers shows that anything is possible in the NBA.

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Dwight Howard’s unlikely return to the Lakers put bridge workers to the test after the boisterous center exited Los Angeles in fiery fashion earlier in the decade. In the aftermath of DeMarcus Cousins’ ACL injury, the LeBron-led Lakers will put the past behind them and lean on Howard to provide depth at the pivot spot.

Outside of the ramifications for the Western Conference standings, Howard’s return generates another question: where is the line for unlikely reunions? ESPN’s Adam Reisinger examined a handful of unexpected returns this week, but the Blazers managed to remain off that list.

Looking at recent history, what player would spark a Howard-like reaction from fans in Rip City? A surprise return from Spain for Rudy Fernandez, or an aging Raymond Felton reunites with the Blazers to provide depth?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.