Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 12/9/11

It is the season for little children and grown ups to look over their Christmas wish list before Santa comes down the chimney.

And if you are the Orlando Magic, then you just got a wish list from your franchise player Dwight Howard with a list certain players he wants you to pursue in order to sway him from staying with your franchise.

That's right, Howard, a free agent after this season, submitted a list of players he would like to see in a Magic uniform this year to Orlando management which might convince him from staying in the Magic Kingdom.

Iguodala is on a short list of players that could help Orlando retain the services of Superman Dwight Howard once his contract expires at the end of this season. Others on Howard's list of players that he would like are Atlanta’s Josh Smith and Golden State’s Monta Ellis.

Seems the Magic brass have their work cut out for them.

Indeed any of those players would help the Magic's cause this season on the court and more importantly, keep Dwight happy but is it realistic? Probably not.

It is well known the Magic do not have the financial flexibility nor the trade pieces to make such a move. Orlando is full of horrible contracts that no team in their right mind would want to take. Hedo anyone?

Sure, it seems Howard is giving Orlando a chance to prove the team can be a title contender but he has to know any move to acquire help of this caliber would be tough. He is basically asking Orlando to do something they might not be able to pull off.

The writing is on the wall. Orlando doesn't have what it needs to get a big-name player now to possibly convince Dwight to stay and as each day passes, the more realistic move is to deal "Superman," you know, the Magic's lone tradable player.

Howard is a mega-star in the NBA and any team which can trade with Orlando would practically hand over almost anyone on their squad (see the Lakers who reportedly offered any player minus Kobe).

Draft picks, all-star caliber players, and quite a lot more, it would behove Orlando to get value now before they are left with nothing as Howard suits up for another team after this season. Perhaps Orlando could look to past sports history, namely the Dallas Cowboys.

When the Cowboys traded Herschel Walker to the Vikings, Dallas received tons of draft picks and players and the team went on to dominate the NFL for years. Same could be for Orlando.

With Howard, the Magic could stack up on young players, all-star players, draft picks and the Magic could be sitting pretty. Yes, Orlando should be looking at the Clippers and their stockpile of solid players.


Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Adrian Peterson accused of fathering another child out of wedlock

Robert Griffin III liked fan’s Instagram post trashing Redskins

Report: Tom Brady may have been ‘open’ to one-game suspension

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’


Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Most surprising developments from 2015 NFL preseason

Herschel Walker supports Trump’s candidacy for president

WATCH: Kevin Kiermaier robs Manny Machado home run shot

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Caroline Wozniacki smoking on cover of ‘Rhapsody’ magazine

Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Spurrier: SEC fans right to be upset with Ohio State's schedule

Report: 'Deranged' fan shot outside WWE building

Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

Ronda Rousey gets Venice mural from artist Jonas Never

Redskins TE wants to know who's leaking stories to ESPN

WWE superstar's girlfriend fired over Nazi Instagram posts

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker