Sources: Howard will end up with Lakers

By David Pingalore, Sports, dpingalore@clickorlando.com
Published On: Jul 13 2012 11:33:42 PM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned Friday night through multiple sources that this past week has been nothing but multiple smoke screens concerning the Dwight Howard drama.

According to Pingalore's sources, this week is all about getting Dwight Howard to Los Angeles and on the Lakers roster.

Sources close to the situation believe the "The Lakers will be the end game for the Magic center".

It is where the league wants him to end up if it couldn't be the Brooklyn Nets, this according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Many of the stories about Howard have come from Howard's camp and not from front office people.

It is widely believed with front office people that the end game for Howard is the Lakers.

That point was stressed over and over to Pingalore. The sources went as far to say "follow the money," adding "The Lakers are a big market team that needs a player as global as Dwight Howard."

Pingalore's sources believe that this deal is in place and is set for announcement in the short term.

Pingalore reported Thursday night the Houston Rockets were in play but the situation remains fluid and is changing at the moment and it's about keeping people off base.

The sources say Friday night this still is all but done.

"Some crossing of T's and dotting of I's is only left".

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