Found March 14, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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 so long as the Magic do not trade him. According to WFTV, “one source said Howard told teammates that he will stay through next year, but that he has not filed the required documents with the team, specifically the early termination option of his contract that need to be signed by him and his representatives.” Both CBS’ Ken Berger and SI’s Sam Amick confirmed the report, but both stress that the team needs confirmation in writing that Howard will remain with them in order to stop seeking a trade. Howard reportedly had been seeking a trade since the beginning of the season but one never materialized. After Orl...

ESPN claims tonight was Dwight’s home finale

Does someone at ESPN know something that nobody else does? The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was not included in the 5-player swap that sent Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, even though Golden State had said that they wouldn’t trade him unless they knew they were getting D12 in return. Maybe someone running the scoreboard for the ESPN Mobile site just got a little too excited about...

Mavs GM: Howard in Orlando is 'a good thing'

With the NBA tradline closing in on Thursday, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard committed to remaining with the franchise through the 2012-2013 season. Howard had the option to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer, but after flip-flopping on his intentions several times over the last few days, decided against it on Thursday, signing an agreement...

NBA Trade Rumors: Orlando Magic-New Jersey Nets Trade For Dwight Howard Now Likely By Trade Deadline

Editor’s note: Expectedly, this post I wrote earlier this afternoon stayed relevant for all of about a few hours before, as I predicted, Dwight waffled again…or the reporters did. Who knows. (But the Disney thing…that’s still in play.) Earlier today reports broke that Dwight Howard was willing to return to the Orlando Magic next season and wouldn’t opt out of his contract...

Howard Signs Waiver, Will Stay With Magic Through Next Season

After playing almost the first three months of the NBA campaign with the old Clash tune “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” as his theme song, Dwight Howard has decided there is no place like home, at least for one more year.The Orlando Magic held a press conference on Thursday afternoon at the Amway Center according to the “Orlando Sentinel” as Magic Team CEO Alex Martins, General...


Captain Shoulders plans to stay put in Orlando for now, but hasn’t ruled out exploring new planets just yet. The DWIGHT HOWARD sweepstakes has been suspended…at least temporarily. Orlando’s big centerpiece has decided to sign the opt-in clause to his contract, keeping him in the Magic kingdom at least through the 2012-13 season. After looking like a wet shipboard tuna the...

Dwight Howard Confirms He'll Sign Opt-In Before Deadline

Dwight Howard has confirmed that he will opt-in for the 12-13 season in an exclusive interview with RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph.

Dwight Informed Magic Of Opt-In Following Lunch With Teammates, Sources Believe He Could Be Reconsidering

Dwight Howard had lunch with three teammates following a large team meeting and informed them that he planned to opt-in for the 12-13 season.

Magic To Seek Trade Without Commitment From Howard

The Magic plan on trading Dwight Howard if they do not receive a commitment from him beyond the current season.

Magic Wands: vs. Nets 3/16

Orlando, Fla. (15-29) vs. (28-16)   Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun SportsLine: Magic by 11.5Tickets: $24-$413 on TiqIQSeason Series: Won 94-78 in orlando on Dec. 29; Won 108-91 in Newark on Feb. 22; Tonight in Orlando  Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR New Jersey 92.1 100.5 108.2 47.9 28.6 14.8 27.9 Orlando 91.5 102.2 99.3 50.5 26.6 14.7...

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