Lakers Have Doubts About D12

ORLANDO FL - FEBRUARY 13: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic drives against Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game at Amway Arena on February 13 2011 in Orlando Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this Photograph user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The conventional wisdom is that the ideal deal for Dwight Howard can be found in Los Angeles, an exchange of the top two centers in NBA. Howard for Andrew Bynum. Chris Broussard

said Tuesday afternoon that he thinks "gun to my head", that Howard winds up with the Lakers ... even if he doesn't want to.

Hold on a minute, partner. Mike Bresnahan, the long-time Laker beat writer for the L.A. Times, believes a trade of Howard to the Lakers is "Not impossible. Just improbable." Bresnahan catalogs the Laker concerns, starting with Howard's back surgery and ending with whether either Howard or Bynum would agree to re-signing with their new clubs, a real impediment for both sides. The Lakers, who are in cap hell, will not take on additional salary, writes Bresnahan.

The Magic are believed to be talking to the Nets, Lakers, Rockets and Mavericks about Howard, but there's no indication anyone has set a deadline or exchanged formal proposals.

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