Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers join Dwight Howard talks
The Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers have been pulled into talks between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers that could ultimately put Dwight Howard in a Lakers uniform, Yahoo! Sports is reporting.
Talks have taken place this week and have "grown serious," Yahoo! said, citing league sources, although a trade is not considered imminent.
The moving parts of the four-team discussion, according to Yahoo!, would involve Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol being dealt by the Lakers
According to the website's sources, Howard and Nuggets forward Al Harrington would go to the Lakers; 76ers guard Andre Iguodala would be moved to Denver; Bynum would be dealt to Philadelphia; and Gasol and Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo would go to Orlando.
The proposed scenario also includes the Magic receiving draft picks and salary-cap relief, the sources told Yahoo.
A source familiar with the discussions characterized the proposed trade as a "rehashed rumor" to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin.
Near the end of July, Howard met with Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and reiterated that he still wants to be traded, and if he isn't will leave the team as a free agent after next season.