The LA Lakers are making a strong push to land Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard. The latest news from our Lakers insider is that the Lakers have contacted Dwight in the last 24 hours through back channels, hoping to convince him to back off his claim to only want to go to the Brooklyn Nets.
Howard has long resisted LA as a possible destination due to his desire to stay on the east coast, and also remove himself from the Orlando->LA shadow that Shaq has cast over him. According to those close to the situation, that may be changing....
The rumblings coming from LA are that the Lakers are offering up Andrew Bynum, Metta World Peace and Steve Blake and future draft pick considerations for the highly coveted, 5-time All NBA First Team Center.
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