Disgruntled Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard could end up in Los Angeles, playing alongside Kobe with the Lakers after all. Well, it's still possible. The Magic, the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers have been in preliminary discussions regarding a possible three-way trade that would ship Howard to L.A. and Andrew Bynum to Houston, according to Eric Pincus of HOOPSWORLD.
As outlined by the report, the Magic remains more interested in accumulating draft picks rather than giving the Brooklyn Nets' Book Lopez or Bynum a sizable, long-term contract extension while it goes through a roster overhaul.
There is no guarantee that either Bynum or Howard would sign an extension with Houston or L.A. immediately, but the possibly appears likely. Per Pincus:The Rockets have no assurance from Howard that he'd re-sign there and while they might be willing to take that risk, Bynum has privately expressed a willingness to be in Houston long-term.
L.A. has some confidence that Howard would eventually re-sign with the Lakers but a major qualm is, to date, Howard has resisted such a move. Additionally, Los Angeles wants to make sure Howard's back is truly healthy.
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