The Dwight Howard stakes just became a little clearer. ESPN's Ric Bucher is reporting that trade talks between the Nets and Magic have ended and the Nets will instead turn to re-sign C Brook Lopez to a max deal.
The other Lakers rumor on the web is that the Lakers are now seen as the #1 destination for Howard by both the Magic AND Howard.
Given that New Jersey is not viable, Howard is now telling sources that he is set on heading to LA and creating a "Fantastic Four" with Steve Nash, Kobe and Pau Gasol.
Terms of the potential deal see Howard going to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum going to the Rockets and the Rockets sending 2 first round picks and a second round pick to the Magic. There are also rumors of the Lakers sending another player to the Magic as part of the 3-way deal.
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