At least one Orlando Magic reporter believes that the team will not make a move to trade Dwight Howard today. Try to follow me here:
Jarrod Rudolph of Real GM tweeted just a few minutes ago that the Brooklyn Nets are “very close” to getting Dwight Howard. Rudolph is saying his sources told him the deal could be completed “very soon.”
In this trade scenario the Magic would send Howard to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and three future first-round draft picks. It’s important to note that Lopez and Humphries are free agents, and would be sent to the Magic in a sign-and-trade, therefore would have to agree to any potential trade.
His sources close to the situation are saying that the Clippers have come out as a “real and viable suitor” to land Howard. If a deal can’t be made to send Howard to Brooklyn, then the Clippers could be an option because they feel that with Howard playing alongside Chris Paul and Blake Griffin would entice Howard to stay long-term.
More on the Dwightmare, Dwight has finally broken his silence speaking with both Jarrod Rudolph, of RealGM, and Adrian Wojnarowski, of Yahoo! Sports, about his siutation with the Orlando Magic. Making two points clear; one that the media and their “sources” are wrong, and two that there is only one team that he would re-sign with. Although he didn’t say which it’s pretty obvious that team is the Brooklyn Nets.
Alex Kennedy of Hoops World is reporting that Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson were almost involved in a physical altercation at the Magic’s practice facility this season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic have had preliminary trade discussions with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets regarding Dwight Howard. Wojnarowski writes that while no formal deal has been presented to the Magic from the Lakers, there’s no question that the deal will have to include Andrew Bynum.
We might be coming to the end of this whole Dwight Howard drama. New Magic GM Rob Hennigan flew out to Los Angeles after the draft to meet with Dwight, where he is still recovering from back surgery, and the trade was officially requested.