Dwight Howard deal is approved; Lakers also get Earl Clark, Chris Duhon

There was more to the Lakers’ acquisition of Dwight Howard than first reported. In addition to getting the three-time defensive player of the year from the Orlando Magic, the Lakers also received Chris Duhon and Earl Clark. The Lakers sent forwards Josh McRoberts and Christian Eyenga plus a future protected first-round pick and a protected second-round pick in 2015 to the Magic. Andrew Bynum went to the Philadelphia 76ers.

“We’d like to thank Andrew for all he’s done for the team and the organization,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Andrew has been with us since we drafted him at 17 years old and over the last seven years we have watched him develop into an All-Star player who has helped the team win two NBA championships. He’s a special talent with a bright future. We appreciate all of his contributions and wish him well for the remainder of his career.”

There will be more from Kupchak plus reaction from Howard at a 5 p.m. (Pacific time) news conference today in El Segundo.

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