Dwight Howard to the LA Lakers Trade Speculation: 5 Reasons This Deal Is a Must

It's no secret that when it comes to the Orlando Magic, the first man who comes to mind is Dwight Howard.  The star center has done wonders for the franchise, taking them to an NBA Finals appearance two years ago and playing in five All-Star games along the way.

Yet, despite the man's popularity in Orlando, recent reports suggest that Howard may want to depart the Magic for a team that plays in a bigger market.  One squad that has supposedly shown considerable interest in the 6'11" star is the Los Angeles Lakers, who could easily become a deadly team were they to acquire Howard.  Despite being just a rumor for the most part, the Orlando Sentinel reported at the end of the regular season that a trade between the two teams was definitely foreseeable.

To put it bluntly, the Lakers need Howard.  He is the best center in the game today and just might close his career as the best of all time.  Here are five reasons as to why a trade needs to happen now.

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