Report: Howard will be traded to Lakers

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NBA Photos; Retouch by @stevesolis This is not going to come as welcome news to Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets, but there is a report out there today from an Orlando TV station that Dwight Howard is very close to being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. David Pingalore of WKMG-TV in Orlando uses some pretty strong language in his report. “This past week has been nothing but multiple smoke screens concerning the Dwight Howard drama. According to Pingalore’s

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Griffin experiencing knee soreness, could miss Olympics

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Sheridan: What happens next with Dwight Howard?

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The Orlando Magic want Dwight Howard to reconsider if he’d like to play for them next season. But Howard’s mind has been made up for a long time — and he wants out of central Florida. So what happens next? Presumably, Howard will come up with a second list of teams that he would be amenable to playing for long-term. It has long been known that the Mavericks, Lakers and Clippers were on Howard’s B-list. But the Mavericks would rather wait a year

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Nets out of Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

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Dwight Howard will NOT get his wish. He will not play next season in Brooklyn. Sources close to the trade talks between the Magic and several NBA teams told SheridanHoops.com that the Nets dropped out of the bidding this afternoon, deciding to retain Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks — the three key pieces they were willing to include (along with multiple first-round picks) in their trade offer for Orlando’s disgruntled superstar. The Magic remained engaged in discussions with the Houston

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Sources: Howard deal now includes fourth team, 12 or more players

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//Significant progress was made over the weekend on a proposed trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, but there was still work being done Monday to get a fourth team involved –a development that would increase the total number of players in the deal to 12 or more. Three league sources told SheridanHoops.com that there were “several moving pieces and parts” that were keeping the deal from being agreed to by all parties, but that the Cleveland

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Nigeria secures final Olympic berth with win over Dominican Republic

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Nigeria is going to the Olympics for the first time, and an NBA castoff led them there. Ike Diogu took over the game after it was tied with 5 1/2 minutes remaining, making four consecutive shots — two of which were 3-pointers — to lead the African nation to an 88-73 victory over the John Calipari-coached Dominican Republic. Nigeria will be grouped with Lithuania in Team USA’s bracket at the London Games, while Russia — the third team to qualify at the

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Lithuania, Russia qualify for Olympics; Kirilenko to stay with CSKA?

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Andrei Kirilenko is going to be visible to Americans this summer — even if it’s looking more and more likely he is headed back to Russia for another season with CSKA Moscow. (He has until July 12 to opt out of his contract), Kirilenko and the Russian national team qualified for the London Olympics on Saturday night in Caracas, Venezuela, by defeating Nigeria 85-77 behind 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals by Kirilenko. The Russians went undefeated in

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Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade

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4 of July in Anguilla.. Couldn’t resist this hottie on the dance floor.. “girl you good why don’t u back tha instagr.am/p/Mzvvw3FCHm/ — Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) July 8, 2012   July 4 in Anguilla, eh? It is good tobe young, single, and an NBA champion. And it is good to have a healthy sense of humor, too, as D.Wade shows is within his repertoire with this Tweet. Click here to see the photo of the “hottie.” He was one of 12 players named to Team

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