Dwight Howard is a Laker. Finally. After nearly a year of drama surrounding Howard’s uncertain future, the Magic unloaded their disgruntled center in a four-team trade that will net them Denver guard Arron Afflalo, Denver forward Al Harrington, Philadelphia small forward Moe Harkless, Philadelphia center Nikola Vucevic, three future first-round picks and multiple second-round picks. The 76ers will receive Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Orlando guard Jason Richardson; and Denver would get Sixers forward Andre Iguodala. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)
AMICK: Lakers land Howard in four-team tradeJENKINS: Lakers remake franchise with Howard acquisitionGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a Laker. Finally. After nearly a year of drama surrounding Howard’s uncertain future, the Magic unloaded their disgruntled center in a four-team trade that will net them Denver guard Arron Afflalo, Denver forward Al Harrington, Philadelphia small forward Moe Harkless, Philadelphia center Nikola Vucevic, three future first-round picks and multiple second-round picks. The 76ers will receive Lakers center Andrew Bynum and Orlando guard Jason Richardson; and Denver would get Sixers forward Andre Iguodala. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

AMICK: Lakers land Howard in four-team trade
JENKINS: Lakers remake franchise with Howard acquisition
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Knicks center Tyson Chandler dunks over Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick during Thursday’s 96-80 victory over the Magic. Orlando is in chaos after reports surfaced that the all-star center asked management to fire coach Stan Van Gundy. It’s not the first time Howard has meddled in management’s affairs, says SI’s Sam Amick.  (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
AMICK: Howard meddling in front office’s business againLOWE: No better X’s and O’s coach than Van GundyVIDEO: Feud hits rock bottom for Howard, MagicGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Knicks center Tyson Chandler dunks over Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick during Thursday’s 96-80 victory over the Magic. Orlando is in chaos after reports surfaced that the all-star center asked management to fire coach Stan Van Gundy. It’s not the first time Howard has meddled in management’s affairs, says SI’s Sam Amick.  (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

AMICK: Howard meddling in front office’s business again
LOWE: No better X’s and O’s coach than Van Gundy
VIDEO: Feud hits rock bottom for Howard, Magic
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Magic center Dwight Howard battles in the paint for a rebound during a 2011 game against the Clippers. After weeks of wavering, Howard waived his early termination option and will stay with Orlando for the 2012-13 season. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Magic center Dwight HowardAMICK: Howard changes course again, chooses to stay in OrlandoTRADE RUMORS: Get the latest trade buzz | Completed trades

Magic center Dwight Howard battles in the paint for a rebound during a 2011 game against the Clippers. After weeks of wavering, Howard waived his early termination option and will stay with Orlando for the 2012-13 season. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Magic center Dwight Howard
AMICK: Howard changes course again, chooses to stay in Orlando
TRADE RUMORS: Get the latest trade buzz | Completed trades

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reacts after making a shot and drawing a foul against Magic center Dwight Howard during Monday’s game. Garnett scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Celtics prevailed, 87-56. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Celtics-Magic gameTHOMSEN: Aging Celtics shouldn’t blow up core just yet  VIDEO: Barkley, Shaq discuss the future of the Celtics

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reacts after making a shot and drawing a foul against Magic center Dwight Howard during Monday’s game. Garnett scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Celtics prevailed, 87-56. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Celtics-Magic game
THOMSEN: Aging Celtics shouldn’t blow up core just yet  
VIDEO: Barkley, Shaq discuss the future of the Celtics


Dwight Howard has his Magic off to a 6-3 start, but rumors persist that the center’s days in Orlando are coming to an end. Howard, who is a free agent after this season, requested a trade in early December. (Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight HowardLOWE: As schedule toughens, Magic will see how good they really areAMICK: Howard plays nice as future hangs in balanceTRUTH AND RUMORS: Howard not expecting to be dealt

Dwight Howard has his Magic off to a 6-3 start, but rumors persist that the center’s days in Orlando are coming to an end. Howard, who is a free agent after this season, requested a trade in early December. (Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard
LOWE: As schedule toughens, Magic will see how good they really are

AMICK: Howard plays nice as future hangs in balance
TRUTH AND RUMORS: Howard not expecting to be dealt

Dwight Howard turns into Superman at the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately for NBA fans, it may take Superman to get a labor deal done as the  lockout stretches into its 104th day with no deal in sight. (Greg Nelson/SI)
AMICK: Owners in control of this power struggleLOWE: Details of owners’ luxury-tax proposalTHOMSEN: Upcoming season can still be salvagedLOWE: Ten great games we’ll no longer get to seeFAN POLL: Your take on the NBA lockout

Dwight Howard turns into Superman at the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately for NBA fans, it may take Superman to get a labor deal done as the  lockout stretches into its 104th day with no deal in sight. (Greg Nelson/SI)

AMICK: Owners in control of this power struggle
LOWE: Details of owners’ luxury-tax proposal
THOMSEN: Upcoming season can still be salvaged
LOWE: Ten great games we’ll no longer get to see
FAN POLL: Your take on the NBA lockout