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Cleveland Cavaliers may be in on Dwight Howard trade talks

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Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

According to ESPN's Ric Bucher, the Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a facilitator in a potential trade that would send Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bucher writes that the Cavaliers would acquire Lakers' center Andrew Bynum for a package of draft picks and power forward Anderson Varejao. The Lakers would receive Howard for Bynum, while the Magic would get Varejao and draft picks.

Bucher says that a source familiar with the talks says this was merely the framework of a deal being discussed, with the source cautioning not to make too much of this development just yet.