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Dwight Howard has said no more times than a virgin on prom night and now no one wants him, or so it seems. The Oklahoma City Thunder are quietly keeping tabs on the most desired big man since Shaquille O’Neal and the longer it takes for Dwight to share his services with a new suitor, the more likely it becomes OKC will become the lucky gent.
On January 28, 2012, yours truly wrote about six dark horse teams who were sniffing around the NBA’s biggest tease. Number one on that list was the Oklahoma City Thunder. The
Thunder offer three things the Magic need and most of all, the one thing they want in any deal involving Howard.
Number one in the need department is bodies. The Magic will never say this publicly but they are well aware they are headed to “Rebuildville” once Howard exits Disney World. Acquiring a quasi-star player who thinks he is better than
he actually is would stifle Orlando. However, three starters who play hard in Serge Ibaka, James Harden, and Kendrick Perkins would soften the eventual death blow to the franchise.
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According to his agent, Dwight Howard has no intention of signing an extension if he is traded, as the center "fully intends to explore free agency at the end of next season."
Orlando has told other executives that they will only trade Dwight Howard in a deal that is great for the franchise.
Although a source close to the Dwight Howard camp has said that he
would be happy to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard?s agent
reportedly said Friday that the Orlando Magic center intends to
explore free agency at the end of the 2012-13 season and will not
sign an extension with any team.
Dwight Howard's agent said that his client intends to explore free agency regardless of the team he finishes the 12-13 season with.
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