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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Observations and chatter from Orlando Summer League

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ORLANDO — For one week in July, a small portion of the basketball universe converges upon central Florida to watch and participate in the Summer League. The Orlando event is always outshined by its Las Vegas counterpart, partly because there is no strip and partly because only eight NBA teams participate. The Orlando summer league is very intimate, and it is very common to see media, agents, and NBA executives conversing.  The basketball is very opportunistic as players try to secure

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SH Blog: Houston Rockets to amnesty Luis Scola, will go after Dwight Howard

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Another day passed by, which meant another day of having to deal with Dwightmare. Orlando’s new general manager Rob Hennigan apparently thought  there was a chance to convince the malcontent center to stay home. See how Howard responded, and how far the Houston Rockets are willing to go to acquire him in today’s news:Rob Hennigan tried to talk Dwight Howard into changing his mind about wanting to be traded from the Magic, but Howard would have none of it, from

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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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Hamilton: On Free Agency Day 2, Nets Get Joe Johnson, Dwight Next? Knicks Need Nash; CP3′s Pending Free Agency

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Day Two was fun. Day Three? Might be better than the fireworks on Day 4, the Fourth of July. Now, what did we learn on day two? Apparently, there really are two basketball teams in New York City, and one of them—the Brooklyn Nets—helped to prove that Joe Johnson’s untradeable $90 million contract was anything but that. The other team across the East River—the New York Knicks—kept up their pursuit of Steve Nash, although many of their fans wrongly believe a 38-year old two-time

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Nets looking at Big Three of D-Will, Dwight and Joe Johnson

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csprtContainer(); The Nets remain very much in the hunt for Dwight Howard — even after agreeing to the outline of a trade that will bring Joe Johnson to Brooklyn. The goal is to have a Big Three of Deron Williams, Dwight Howard and Johnson, and it remains doable if the Magic are willing to play ball, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. Orlando would have to accept a package of Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and multiple future first-round draft picks,

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