Found March 14, 2012 on
Just admit it: a small part of you, perhaps even a sliver deep inside your subconscious, held out hope that Danny Ainge could somehow convince Dwight Howard to join the Boston Celtics this summer. Perhaps you even envisioned a starting lineup of Howard and the current core four, with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce rejuvenated alongside the game’s best center and Rajon Rondo finally benefiting from a (non-Chris Wilcox division) target who thrives on the receiving end of alley oops.Not going to happen. Not even a “Dumb And Dumber, one-in-a-million, so you’re telling me there’s a chance” chance, if reports that Howard is opting in for the 2012-2013 season are true.Barring a trade deadline move of their own, the Celtics can now look forward to having tons of cap space in a free agency class that officially sucks. Entering the trade deadline, Deron Williams is now the only stud free agent (if you want to get a bitter beer face, read the entire list of 2012 free agents) — and ...
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The biggest prize on the NBA trade market this year is obviously Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, but he may not actually be available.
Orlando’s ownership is apparently not ready to move its most prized possession. Sources claim that Howard is not likely to be dealt by the deadline because the team just isn’t ready to give him up.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated added...
According to reports, the Magic will allow superstar center Dwight Howard to determine the futures of head coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith should he decide to sign an extension with the team.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard continues to change his mind.
After not willing to give any guarantees on Wednesday, Howard told the team that his willing to stay with the club through next season and not opt out of his contract, ESPN reported citing sources.
Howard plans to sign the waiver of the early termination option in his contract on Thursday - prior to the NBA's...
Magic center Dwight Howard is sitting out Orlando's home game Monday against Detroit because of back spasms.
Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy made the announcement Monday, adding that forwards Ryan Anderson (ankle) and Quentin Richardson (sore back) are questionable. Hedo Turkoglu (eye) is out for the regular season.
This will be the third game Howard has missed in two weeks after...
Let’s do the Dwight Howard math for a moment. At some point tomorrow, the Magic organization will realize it can’t trade enough of their spare parts to find a roster that makes Howard happy. Then he will be quickly shopped by the team in an effort to get the best deal they possibly can before [...]
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It appears Dwight Howard intends to remain with Orlando and will not opt out of his contract. Here is the team on the plane ride home from San Antonio last night, showing their team spirit. Howard is better off bothering these guys than taking his indecisiveness to another city. -TO
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A Plea to Keep D12 in Orlando
In a strange twist, Dwight Howard reportedly informed the Magic that he will not opt out of his contract after the season and that he will remain with Orlando next season.
WFTV in Orlando reported the news Wednesday, saying “Howard told the team of his plans during a meeting in San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon. They said Howard will opt in for the final year of his contract...
As you know, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has decided to stay on the team at least until the end of the 2012-'13 season. Based on how I was feeling leading up to this decision, that was more than what I expected from Howard. I always felt that either Howard was going to be traded (which he still could be in the upcoming months) or he was going to hit free agency this summer...
The Magic are still uncertain about their situation with Dwight Howard, according to a rival executive who has recently talked with their front office.
The Sun Sports cameras followed Dwight Howard to the Magic's locker room in the tunnels of AT&T Center. His back was turned to the camera after the Magic's disappointing loss and he turned back to give a smile. Maybe one final smile wearing the familiar Magic uniform.
The trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. After the wild and wacky event that transpired Wednesday...
Orlando officials told Dwight Howard to go home and sleep on his decision before making anything final.