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20120712 100904 Dwight Howard: The Big Enigma

The saga that is Dwight Howard has run it’s course with me. At some point the teams of the NBA have to decide enough is enough.

The situation that Howard finds himself is 100% his fault. Last year when these trade talks were catching fire he made a decision that has created this entire mess. He decided to sign a one year extension with the team he so despises and wants to escape from! This action should have squashed all rumors and possibilities that Howard wanted to leave last year, much less this year. Yet, the reports never ceased and this has been the summer of Too Much Howard.

The Brooklyn Nets have found themselves resigning Brook Lopez due to the inaction by the Magic. They decided that the headache that is Howard and Orlando were no longer worth waiting for. The Magic are now waiting on the Lakers and Rockets to build offers that they find acceptable. The Lakers have nothing to give, Bynum is not a replacement. The Rockets are throwing around all sorts of options including players, draft picks, and cash. Yet, for some reason, the Magic are not willing to make a move. I guess they are willing to have an unhappy Howard, coming off back surgery, in their jersey next year. The pundits say the Magic don’t want to give him up for nothing, but what’s the point of owning a ferrari that doesn’t want to leave the garage?

20120712 100916 Dwight Howard: The Big Enigma

We have ended up with a top 10 player, today, that doesn’t want to play for the team that he just signed an extension with and a team that doesn’t really want to trade him. Dwight Howard is a nice player who has the ability to change a game on the defensive end but will his attitude become truly offensive?


Dwight Howard Not Headed to Brooklyn Nets Now, But Story Far From Over

My parents used to tell us about playing kick the can in back alleys. I never really understood the rules or the purpose of the game, but I feel like we are getting a pretty good look at the 21st century version every time news breaks about Dwight Howard. The can has been kicked again, with the Brooklyn Nets signing center Brook Lopez to a four-year extension and effectively taking...

Sources: Dwight Howard trade to Houston imminent

TVF has learned the Dwightmare is almost over. Sources have the Houston Rockets shipping a lot of youth and draft picks to Orlando Magic in exchange for Dwight Howard and a myriad of bad contracts that former GM Otis Smith crippled the team with. While some of the smaller pieces are not set in stone (Hedo Turkoglu [...]

Rockets, Lakers re-emerge in Dwight Howard sweepstakes

The Magic's talks with the Nets have seemed to wind their course. The Cavaliers backed out of the reported three or four-team deal and have left the Magic and the Nets dealing with each other for Dwight Howard. It is no secret Howard wants to end up in Brooklyn, but Brooklyn lacks many of the assets to trade with Orlando directly -- thus the complex monster of a trade Brooklyn...

Nets give up on Howard deal

After three consecutive days of intense negotiations and talks with at least four different NBA teams, the Brooklyn Nets gave up all hope of acquiring Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on Wednesday, and they turned their attention to giving a maximum contract to Brook Lopez instead. It was reported that Lopez had agreed to a four-year, $61 million contract with the Nets a deal...

Bye-Bye Brooklyn, Reports State D-Howard To Nets Deal Off Table

It appears that all of the talk of the so-called “Super Team” in Brooklyn, over the past few weeks was all for not, as the “New York Post” reported Wednesday afternoon, that according to their sources the Brooklyn Nets have broken off negotiations with the Orlando Magic to reach a deal that would have sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Nets. The paper’s sources...

Magic GM casts doubt over Nets' deal; could Howard stay?

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan held a press conference at 4 p.m. ET and, at that moment, refused to confirm reports that trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets focused on Dwight Howard were dead as multiple reports indicated. "That's not accurate," said Hennigan. "We're still talking to the Nets." But unless another team joins the discussions...

Brooklyn Nets Looking to Resolve Howard Situation

J.A. Adande of ESPN reported Wednesday morning that the Nets hope to have a resolution of the situation involving Dwight Howard by 6 p.m. today. What is expected is the Nets will sign center Brook Lopez, and either trade him to the Magic in order to receive Dwight, or to sign Lopez and drop the [...]

Rockets utilize options with Howard deal dead

The Houston Rockets began free agency hoping to be free agent players. They reached the end of the moratorium ready for a complete overhaul, all with the pursuit of a franchise player -- preferably Dwight Howard -- in mind. Free agency began with a deal on an offer sheet to Omer Asik, a meeting with Eric Gordon and negotiations with Goran Dragic. Within the first week, Gordon...

Dwight Howard web grows, but no closer

The web that is the Dwight Howard trade continues to grow as the Cavaliers have apparently backed out of the deal after failing to agree to terms with restricted free agent Kris Humphries. Reports now have the Bobcats or the Timberwolves entering the fray as a third team to help facilitate a deal between the Magic and the Nets for the All-NBA center. The deal has completely ballooned...

Five for Friday

Five things Im thinking about this weekend before heading to Texas Hatters to get fitted for my beret. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The Rockets are taking a gamble they cant lose. You get one amnesty exception for the 10-year duration of the collective bargaining agreement signed last year. It basically allows you to waive a player before his contract is up and...

Four-team trade was a minus for Cavs

Even though it might have been exciting for fans, the negatives far outweighed the positives for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the proposed four-team, 10-player trade. The epicenter of the deal was to send Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets. The teams enlisted the help of the Cavaliers because they had about $20 million in salary-cap space. The Cavaliers pulled...

Bound for Brooklyn, Stackhouse high on Nets

Jerry Stackhouse wouldnt mind having Dwight Howard as his new teammate. But if it doesnt happen, he still believes foes need to watch out for Brooklyn. Stackhouse, 37, said by phone Wednesday he will sign a one-year deal with the Nets for the veterans minimum of 1.35 million. Soon hell find out if Howard, who could be traded from Orlando to Brooklyn, will be a teammate. I think...

Careless Whispers with Matt Rury and That Other Guy Tonight at 9 ET!

Last week, Careless Whispers was a disaster as That Other Guy’s lack of ability to run a simple switchboard resulted in him hanging up on all the callers.  Or did it?  Never fear, CLNSRadio listeners, for Matthew Rury is back!  Tonight, the guys will be discussing Ray Allen, Dwight Howard, the olympic team, and whether [...]

Rockets are doing ... something

The Rockets want you to notice them. They really do. That is about the only way you can explain the cry for attention Houston has subjected itself to this offseason so far. From amassing draft picks, to reportedly signing Jeremy Lin to an offer sheet, to going after Dwight Howard, the Rockets have been active. But for what purpose? This was a team after all that missed the Playoffs...
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