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Update (7/17/12) by Maxwell Ogden
Per a report via Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic are meeting to discuss a potential trade for Dwight Howard. The deal supposedly hinges on D-12's commitment to sign an extension.
This is the umpteenth report of a potential D-12 to L.A. trade. This time around, it appears as if the talks have reached a new level as the teams are actually meeting to discuss a potential deal.
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Stan Van Gundy is out in Orlando, but according to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com, Dwight Howard might be following his ex-coach in the coming weeks.
After the lottery is settled Wednesday night, teams will have a clearer idea of how valuable their first-round picks are in pursuit of the big man, who has been on a roller-coaster ride of where he intends to play for the last year.
With the Lakers always in play for his services due to their two 7-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, it will be imperative for them to keep their ears open for any news concerning the availability of Howard going forward.
However, there's still that pesky "third option" business from All Star weekend...