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Report: 13.3% of NBA involved in Dwight Howard trade discussions

Dwight Howard, dunks over Memphis Grizzlies teammates Darrell

Dwight Howard, dunks over Memphis Grizzlies teammates Darrell Arthur, left, and Rudy Gay. (Jan. 31, 2011) Credit: AP

He's back!

Just when you thought our long national Dwightmare was over, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Magic and Lakers have brought in two additional teams to work on the framework of a possible Dwight Howard blockbuster deal.

Wojnarowski, who wrote that no deal is imminent, mentioned a bevy of stars who may wind up switching homes, including Howard (who would wind up with the Lakers), Andre Iguodala (Denver), Pau Gasol (Orlando) and Andrew Bynum (Philadelphia).

Howard's name has been connected with the Lakers for quite some time, originally as part of a much more simple deal that would send Bynum and spare parts to the Magic in exchange for Howard and bloated contracts. In fact, reports suggested that Howard had agreed to sign an extension with Los Angeles should he be traded there.

No deal fully materialized, though, and the Howard Watch had been more or less non-existent since the Olympics began, until today's report by Wojnarowski.

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