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Lakers agree to acquire Dwight Howard for Andrew Bynum

The proposed four-team deal would send Bynum to the 76ers, while the Magic would acquire draft picks along with Denver's Al Harrington and Arron Afflalo. Philadlephia will send Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets.

August 09, 2012|By Broderick Turner
  • Dwight Howard is coming to the Lakers in a four-team deal that includes Denver, Orlando and Philadelphia.
Dwight Howard is coming to the Lakers in a four-team deal that includes Denver,… (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated…)

The Lakers have reached an agreement to acquire Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic in a four-team, eight-player, multi-draft pick deal in which Andrew Bynum lands with the Philadelphia 76ers, The Times has confirmed with several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Pau Gasol won’t be a part of the deal, according to the executives, and will remain with the Lakers.

The deal has the Denver Nuggets sending forward Al Harrington and guard Arron Afflalo to the Magic, according to the executives.

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The 76ers will send small forward Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets and Philadelphia will send center Nikola Vucevic and first-round draft pick Mo Harkless to the Magic, the eexcutives said, and the Magic will send guard Jason Richardson to the 76ers.

The Lakers, 76ers and Nuggets will all send the Magic protected first-round draft picks, the executives said.

Before the deal can be consumated, the NBA has scheduled a conference call with all four general managers from the teams involved, including Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak, according to the executives.

The NBA then has to approve the deal for it to go through.


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