Found March 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
The consensus opinion is that the Mavericks didn't attempt to re-sign Tyson Chandler because they wanted the cap space to go after New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, the two biggest stars in this summer's class of free agents. But Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that's not necessarily his line of thinking. "There's nothing that says we don't just keep our same guys, right? Again, there's a variety of options," Cuban said last week during an interview with Bill Simmons on his podcast, "The B.S. Report." "It's pure market theory. You've got to see how the market prices itself. If you look at it this year, there's a ton of cap room. Chances are because everybody's got so much cap room, it's going to be inflationary and that's not a good time to buy. "Sure, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, all these guys that people talk about are out there, but that might not...

Howard's future remains unclear

The topsy-turvy nature of Dwight Howard's future keeps changing, as reports now are that there has been a shift in tone as of late and he might be warming up to the idea of staying in Orlando.

Williams' 57 lead Nets past Bobcats

Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night. Williams, who came into the game averaging 21.7 points per game, shot 16 of 29 from the field and was a perfect 21 for 21 from the free-throw line. Williams' broke the franchise's previous mark of 52 points, shared by Mike Newlin...

ScooterMagruder tries to convince Dwight Howard to stay in Orlando

Who is ScooterMagruder? The internet sensation has been featured on programs like Good Morning America for his YouTube video, Top 100 First World Problems. He’s from Orlando and has also wowed the masses with sports related videos like “Stuff Gator Fans Say” and “Stuff Orlando Magic Fans Say“. In his latest video he reaches out to Dwight Howard and calls for Magic fans...

Hey, Look: Another Orlando Magic fan made a Dwight Howard video

Another day, another desperate Magic fan makes a video pleading with Dwight Howard to stay in Orlando. And with the trade deadline approaching, we should expect the frequency of these hackneyed pleas to ramp up considerably. At least in this guy’s case, who goes by the moniker Scooter Magruder, it appears the entire bit is [...]

Deron Williams sets Nets franchise record with 57 points against Charlotte Bobcats

    The New Jersey Nets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 104-101 tonight but the story of the game was New Jersey’s #8. Deron Williams dropped a career-high 57 points on Michael Jordan’s team, setting a franchise record in the process. Mike Newlin and Ray Williams had been tied with the previous record of 52. The point [...]

Howard rental won't be cheap

A look around the NBA: -- Would it really be worth it for the Warriors to trade for Dwight Howard , only to watch him leave as a free agent over the summer? Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe argues that if the Warriors could get another team or two involved in the deal, and could unload Andris Biedrins in the process, "They would be right to try. Breaking up a franchise in...

Magic Prefer Keeping Howard Even If Odds Of Re-Signing Are Small

The Magic have publicly appeared to be more likely to not trade Dwight Howard ahead of the March 15th deadline.

Magic's Canada trip ends with win vs. Raptors

TORONTO (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 36 points and 13 rebounds, Ryan Anderson added 19 points and 13 boards, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 92-88 on Monday night. J.J. Redick scored 13 points, making a key 3 pointer in the final 10 seconds, and Jameer Nelson had 11 for the Magic, who have won five of seven and nine of 12. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 for the Raptors, who...

Magic-Bulls Preview

The Orlando Magic have a difficult upcoming schedule as they prepare to make a decision on superstar center Dwight Howard. That challenging stretch of games begins on the road Thursday night against Derrick Rose and the league-best Chicago Bulls. The next seven days figure to be interesting ones for Orlando, which takes on Chicago (33-8), Indiana, Miami and San Antonio over the...

Orlando’s Pick-And-Roll Dooms Toronto

With Amir Johnson unable to suit up tonight due to a knee injury, the Raptors were in a tough spot as they tried to battle Dwight Howard while shorthanded in their front court. Heck, even when Toronto’s at full strength battling the behemoth, or, as Dwane Casey affectionately called him, “Monster,” it’s a tough enough proposition. Things went about as expected as Howard exploded...
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