Originally written on The Juicy Online  |  Last updated 11/18/14

According to Bright House Sports Network, a source close to Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard claims that the soon-to-be free agent WANTS TO STAY WITH THE ORLANDO MAGIC.
The source says that Howard is hoping that Magic President Otis Smith "hits a home run" in the free agency market, getting a top free agent to Central Florida. Howard is hoping that that the team can AT LEAST capture Chris Paul who will MOST LIKELY leave the New Orleans Hornets when his contract expires. Also the team is looking at getting Monta Ellis, who plays for Golden State.
For months, it's been reported that Howard WANTS TOP TALENT alongside him, or it's HIGHLY UNLIKELY he'll stay with the team, as his mission is pretty clear to all in the NBA, capturing his first NBA title.
Chris Paul agent requested a trade to the New York Knicks earlier last week, but it's being said that Orlando has something MORE TO OFFER than what the Knicks could give to the Hornets for Paul.
Howard is hoping that the team can at least sign ONE PLAYER for the start of the NBA season, Christmas Day. Some believe that Howard is trying to do what Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade did a few years ago, as he asked the Heat to bring some talent to South Beach, which they did, as now he's surrounded by Lebron James and Chris Bosh.
Also this could make Los Angeles Lakers star Matt Barnes out to be a LAIR, as he was filmed claiming that Dwight Howard told him that he wanted to become a Laker, a rumor that's been going around since the end of the 2010-2011 NBA season.
[check out the VIDEO below of Matt Barnes claiming Howard wants to join the Lakers]


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