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Matt Barnes played with Dwight Howard down in Orlando two seasons ago, and is still friends to this day.

Barnes even recently played in a “Former Magic vs. Current Magic” charity game with Dwight back in November.

According to Matt Barnes, Dwight Howard and Baron Davis want to be in LA:

Question:  There’s one rumor out there involving a furmor teammate of yours, Dwight Howard
Matt Barnes:  You know, I’ve been hearing Dwight. I’ve been hearing Baron [Davis]. I’ve been hearing stuff a lot lately. I’ve talked to both of those guys and they want to be here, so we’ll see what happens.
Question:  What have you told them what being here [Los Angeles] is like?  Talked it up?
Matt Barnes:  A dream.  On the court, to be a Laker there is nothing like it to play in L.A.

The above just adds to the growing excitement of those that want to see Dwight Howard in the Purple & Gold this season.

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  • Joe

    they will run into salary cap trouble !! won’t happen

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DX2L4BAEZEK2FDR7AG573N66YY Ronald M

    Matt Barnes you better hope they don’t trade you ass!   Back to Orlando!

  • Ragg

    Sure Skeletor…

  • Reduxrox

    Just what we did not want to hear.  The spoiled superstars controlling where they want to play and with whom.  The new agreement should also state that players keep their mouths shut and play where they are dealt.

  • Pandamariegee

    At the end of the day Dwight is gonna decide where he wants to go, doesnt matter if the Magic dont like it or if the Lakers cant pay for it. If he wants the Lakers hes gonna go there, their new 5 Billion Dollar deal with Time Warner will probably soften the financial blow though.

  • Jay-v

    I like this trade.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=74vv2en

    Pau + Caracter —> Orlando
    Bynum + Blake —> NO
    CP3+David Anderson+D12 —> Lakers

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DX2L4BAEZEK2FDR7AG573N66YY Ronald M

    Dwight will stay in Orlando ! And Jim Buss is going to send Matt Barnes ass back to Orlando since he wants to play with Dwight.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DX2L4BAEZEK2FDR7AG573N66YY Ronald M

    Dwight will stay in Orlando ! And Jim Buss is going to send Matt Barnes ass back to Orlando since he wants to play with Dwight.