Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Dwight Howard's departure from Orlando is nearly complete. The All-Star center could be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as Friday, pending NBA approval of a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia. A person familiar with the details says a conference call has been set up Friday with team representatives and league officials. Teams are required to get league approval once they have agreed upon the terms of a deal. Multiple reports on Thursday said Howard would go to the Lakers, ending months of talks between the Magic and numerous in trying to grant his...

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