Report: Lakers will not part with Gasol and Bynum for Howard

via Orange County Register Lakers columnist Kevin Ding:
http://twitter.com/#!/KevinDing/status/145962194784366592

The Lakers don’t have the cap space or a trade exception large enough to swallow Hedo Turkoglu’s remaining three years and $34 million, so taking the Gasol & Bynum pair off the table means that the Lakers will likely have to involve a third team to strike a deal with Orlando.

The Nets currently have a standing offer of Brook Lopez and two first-round draft picks, and are reportedly working to include a third team in the deal.

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