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.
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 excutives 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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