Dwight Howard Trade Rumor Involves Lakers, Raptors

NBA All-Star weekend is complete after the basketball world was put on hold for a fun three days in Orlando; unsurprisingly, the Dwight Howard trade rumors didn't take a break. The newest possibility apparently involves the Magic receiving Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Jose Calderon in a three-team trade involving the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors.

Howard doesn't have the Raptors on his list of potential destinations, but they could be a facilitator to his trade, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

It goes something like this: The Magic send Howard, SF Hedo Turkoglu and Nelson to the Lakers; the Magic receive Bynum and Gasol. The salaries are close to matching up, making the deal work.

A third team, the Toronto Raptors, could be part of the deal or in a separate trade with the Magic, sending PG José Calderon to Orlando.

That rumor is obviously missing some pieces as it doesn't list the Raptors as receiving anything in return for Calderon, but it might be the best case scenario for a team that likely needs to make a trade regardless. It's unlikely all three teams would agree to those parameters, but it's trade rumor season. Anything goes!

For more on the Magic, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post. For more on the Lakers, head over to Los Angeles Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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