UPDATE: SI.com has confirmed that Dwight Howard has been given permission to speak with the Lakers, Mavs and Nets regarding a potential trade. This news, along with a potential deal for Chris Paul in the works, could make tomorrow a big day in Laker Nation history. Stay tuned!
In a day already crammed with NBA news, free agent signings and the media backlash of David Stern’s decision to veto the Chris Paul trade, Mr. NBA news himself (Adrian Wojnarowski) has reported via Twitter:
(1/2) The agent for Dwight Howard, Dan Fegan, tells Y! Sports that Orlando has given Howard permission to talk to three teams. (2/2) The Nets are one of three teams that Howard has permission to speak, but Fegan says Howard did not attend a meeting with Nets officials.
According to ESPN’s Ric Bucher, the Lakers (along with either the Clippers or Mavericks) are most likely one of those three teams Howard has been given permission to speak with.
While any suggestion that Howard is headed to Hollywood would be premature and pure speculation, it appears that Dwight Howard won’t be in Orlando much longer.
We will continue to keep you posted on this story as updates are made available.