Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant

2012 - Howard Traded to Lakers

On August 9, 2012, ESPN reported that a four-team trade would send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein was told the Lakers were to acquire Howard, Chris Duhon, and Earl Clark, the Denver Nuggets were to acquire Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers were to acquire Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic were to acquire Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Maurice Harkless, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, and five total protected future three first-round, two second-round picks from each of the other three teams. The deal was officially confirmed and completed on August 10. Howard left the Magic as their All-Time leading scorer, shot blocker, and rebounder.