Found December 15, 2011 on
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Yes, the Dwight Howard trade saga is still going on. A day after the Orlando Magic said they were no longer listening to offers for the five-time All-Star, he claimed that his request to be traded had not actually been withdrawn.
Howard can opt out of his contract in July and Orlando general manager Otis Smith had given him and his agent permission to discuss trades with the Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. Then on Wednesday the Magic told teams they were no longer listening to offers for their star center. When that announcement was made many thought it meant Howard wanted to stay in Orlando beyond this season.
Apparently that assumption was premature.
Howard had the following to say about his current situation:
“There’s no back and forth. It still stands and we know what’s going on. I talked to Otis today. What we talked about it gonna stay between me and him.”
Howard also discussed his relationship with Smith and how it stands moving forw...
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Last season: 52-30, fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Lost a close first-round series to the Atlanta Hawks in six games. Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy, if he can manage to not go insane while continually asked about the Dwight Howard situation all season. Key Departures: None … yet. (OK, not entirely true.) Gilbert…