Dwight Howard Spotted In Los Angeles As Lakers, Magic Continue Trade Talks

Will Dwight Howard be traded to the Lakers? If it happens this week, at least he won't have to travel far for his introductory press conference:

While Howard is in Los Angeles enjoying the national pastime, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and Magic GM Rob Hennigan found time between summer league games to meet face-to-face, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

But even if Kupchak and Hennigan can come to a deal -- in addition to Howard, the Magic are reportedly insisting Los Angeles takes back the overpaid Hedo Turkoglu or Jason Richardson -- there's still a matter of Howard agreeing to sign an extension with the Lakers.

Bresnahan reports Howard has had at least one in-depth phone conversation with Kobe Bryant, who's trying to recruit the All-NBA center. Howard, though, remains undecided, in part because he knows he'd likely be the team's third offensive option behind Bryant and Pau Gasol. Will that ultimately be the deciding factor? Stay tuned.

For more on the Lakers, head over to Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Magic visit Orlando Pinstriped Post and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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