Dwight Howard's agent responded to a report from RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph that his client would commit long-term to the Lakers if traded to the franchise.

"Dwight's position has remained unchanged since the end of this past season," said Dan Fegan of LaGardere Unlimited. "He fully intends to explore free agency at the end of next season, regardless of what team trades for him, including Brooklyn."

Howard had previously only wanted to be traded to the Nets, but sources told RealGM that he was ready to commit to the Lakers. Howard wouldn't sign an extension, but wait until the summer of 2013 to sign a new deal worth as much as $108 million over five seasons.