Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic made it pretty clear early on in the offseason process that he has one goal: The Brooklyn Nets. But it's looking like Brooklyn has moved on from trying to land him, which leaves only a few potential trade suitors left for Orlando to barter with before making their deal
One of the biggest possibilities was the Los Angeles Lakers, but there seemed to be a huge concern about whether Howard would commit to the team beyond this season, when he will be a free agent in the 2013 offseason. At first it looked as if Howard wouldn't do it, but it's looking like he's starting to renege on that initial condition and might
Chris Broussard of ESPN has filed this report.
Sources confirm @JRudolphSports report that Dwight Howard is ready to join Lakers. If traded to LA DH will re-sign long-term with team— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 19, 2012
If Howard is willing to sign long-term, then one clear impediment to a trade is out of the way. The other impediment is whether Lakers center Andrew Bynum will be willing to do the same for whatever team he ends up getting dealt to. Add in all the bad contracts that might need to be juggled, and this deal is a long way from being over.
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