Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Lakers Get Howard, Magic Get Either Pau Gasol Or Andrew Bynum In Projected Deal

The Orlando Magic are currently in trade talks for a four-team blockbuster deal that would send center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return, the Magic would get forward Pau Gasol and guard Arron Afflalo, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The rest of the moving parts in the four-team deal are outlined by Wojnarowski here:

There are multiple moving parts in the fluid talks, but the framework of a possible deal includes 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.

The thinking on the Magic's end, according to Wojnarowski, is that someone like Gasol would be easier to move in another deal to acquire more assets after the trade for Howard is completed. It's also noted that Gasol and Bynum's destinations in the deal are fluid, so the Magic could wind up with either one.

The problem is, the team would risk losing Bynum to free agency in 2013.

For more on the Orlando Magic and the Dwight Howard drama, head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post. Still not enough basketball coverage for you? Make sure to check out theSB Nation NBA Hub Page for all the latest news from all 30 teams.

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