The general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers denied a report that the Celtics and Lakers have discussed swapping guard Rajon Rondo for center Dwight Howard.

"I haven't talked to [Celtics president] Danny Ainge in weeks," Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak told ESPN.

According to ESPN, Kupchak was asked if the Rondo-for-Howard notion was discussed the last time he spoke with Ainge and Kupchak said no, and that the concept has not been discussed at all this season.