The Orlando Magic have a difficult upcoming schedule as they prepare to make a decision on superstar center Dwight Howard.
That challenging stretch of games begins on the road Thursday night against Derrick Rose and the league-best Chicago Bulls.
The next seven days figure to be interesting ones for Orlando, which takes on Chicago (33-8), Indiana, Miami and San Antonio over the next six days.
However, the biggest day for Magic fans will be next Thursday's NBA trading deadline when the team decides whether or not to trade the face of the franchise.
If the decision is made based on how the team is playing, this key stretch got off to a rough start this week. Orlando (25-15) suffered a 100-84 loss at NBA-worst Charlotte on Tuesday, blowing a 20-point lead en route to a stunning loss.
The Magic shot 38.8 percent and had 18 turnovers, scoring 13 points in a decisive fourth quarter.
Howard, who had 15 points and 17 rebounds, received little help. Ryan Anderson added 14 points an...