Sources tell Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has asked his representation to keep his father out of trade talks.

It's believed Howard's father played a major role in Howard signing a contract extension with the Magic in March.

Howard has already asked the Magic to trade him, preferably to the Brooklyn Nets. Trade talks reportedly broke down last week.

On Friday, Local 6 reported that Howard would likely end up with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sources told Pingalore it has been weeks since Howard and his father have spoken.

Meantime, GM Rob Hennigan and his staff are on their way to Las Vegas, where the NBA is holding summer league games.

It's unclear what the trip will involved.