By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 11:26 AM EDT
A four team trade that could send disgruntled player Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers is indeed complete.
According to source close to ESPN, the Lakers will receive the star center while Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson will depart to the 76ers. To top it off, the Lakers will also acquire Earl Clark and Chris Duhon.
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The Magic will get Moe Harkless, Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future 1st round draft pick from all three organizations.
The Denver Nuggets are also part of the mega deal, as they received Andre Iguodala.
Although the Lakers Pau Gasol was very close to be included in the trade, he ultimately ended up staying put in Los Angeles.
Sources close to the sports network also stated that a trade call with the league office is scheduled for Friday in order to obtain the NBA's approval and make the blockbuster deal official.
Also according to sources Howard is reportedly still looking to play out the 2012-2013 season without any contract extension, in order to test the free agent market on July 1, 2013. The center would like to see just how well he fits in with the Lakers powerhouse team.
It is also common knowledge that he still has strong interest in the possibility of playing for either the Brooklyn Nets or Dallas Mavericks.
"If Los Angeles doesn't work out for Dwight, Dallas will be there waiting for him," said a source to Marc Stein of ESPN.
After undergoing back surgery for a herniated disc to remove loose fragments in April, Howard will be coming to his new team with some health questions. But doctors did say that he is expected to make a complete recovery; although it's still up in the air as to whether he will be ready for October's training camp.
Howard is scheduled to take on his former team the Orlando Magic on December 2nd.
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