Lakers making Dwight Howard push?

Updated: July 18, 2012, 2:05 AM ET
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The Los Angeles Lakers are making a renewed push to acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard and are continuing talks with Orlando Magic officials, Yahoo! Sports reported.

Yahoo! Sports reports the Lakers want a commitment from Howard on a contract extension before they agree to a trade with the Magic.

The Lakers and Magic have been in talks over Howard for the past week or so, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, but nothing is imminent.

Also, a source familiar ...

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