Dwight Howard Warms To Lakers Trade, According To Report

The Orlando Magic and new general manager Rob Hennigan have been trying to trade All-Star center Dwight Howard for the past few weeks, but potential deals have fallen through due to deals not being acceptable by the Magic, or because of Howard not willing to sign an extension with the team to which he's traded.

In the latest rumored three-team deal, Howard would end up with the Los Angeles Lakers and the big man is now willing to sign an extension with the Lakers, according to a report by Jarrod Rudolph.

The Lakers are reportedly ready to make the trade, but first need assurance from Howard that he will commit to the team long-term. Sources say Howard is "excited" about the opportunity to play for the Lakers and will re-sign with the team when his contract expires at the end of the 2012-13 season.

The currently proposed three-team deal would send Howard to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Anderson Varejao with multiple draft picks to the Magic.

Head over to Pinstriped Post, Silver Screen And Roll and Fear The Sword for more on the Magic, Lakers and Cavs, respectively. You can track all the Dwight Howard trade drama by visiting this StoryStream.

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