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While every team in the NBA is interested in acquiring Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic, only a few have a legitimate shot at taking him from his smaller market team.
It is well-known that Howard has the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets on his wish list, and could end up in either location.
Recent reports have linked Howard to a possible three-team trade with the Magic, Lakers and Toronto Raptors, with Howard going to Los Angeles and the Lakers giving up Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
A later report indicated that this trade rumor is false, with Magic CEO Alex Martins telling the Orlando Sentinel that the rumor is wrong.
Regardless of whether this rumor is true or not, Los Angeles still remains a destination for Howard.
Along with Los Angeles, the teams in New York have not been ruled out as possible trade destinations for Howard.
The New Jersey Nets are better suited to acquire Howard in free agency, but will not hesitate to put together a trade package for him if needed.
The New York Knicks are not on Howard's preferred list of teams he would like to go to, but have contacted the Magic about a possible swap. One Eastern Conference general manager said via the New York Post,
“I’m positive the Knicks have called just in case Dwight changes up, I’m sure they’ve offered a combination of everybody, excluding Jeremy Lin, of course."
Regardless of where he ends up, there is a good chance that Howard will be playing for one of the teams in either Los Angeles or New York.