NBA Rumors: 5 Genius Ways for Lakers to Get Dwight Howard to Los Angeles

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NBA Rumors: 5 Genius Ways for Lakers to Get Dwight Howard to Los Angeles
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Here's what we (think we) know about Dwight Howard right now:

-He's in Los Angeles rehabilitating his surgically-repaired back.

-He's still a member of the Orlando Magic, even though he doesn't want to play for them, and would be willing to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, if he were to be traded to LA.

-He's not particularly interested in playing for the Houston Rockets, who are likely out of running until late August after finally signing their draft picks.

-The Brooklyn Nets are likely on Dwight's wish list, despite the fact that they can't realistically rejoin the trade chase until January, when Brook Lopez becomes a tradeable commodity again.

-According to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel, Magic GM Rob Hennigan is in no hurry to move Howard, suggesting a willingness to begin the 2012-13 season with the six-time All-Star center on the roster.

In other words, the Dwightmare isn't over, and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has plenty of potential wheeling-and-dealing left to attend to before the fall rolls around...and beyond, if nothing happens between now and the start of the season.

And, considering Kupchak's track record of success over the years (including this summer), it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him pull off yet another blockbuster move to vault the Lakers back into title contention.

But how might LA's front-office wizard turn the Magic's wantaway superstar into the latest in a long line of Lakers legends? 

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