Found February 12, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is upset with his diminished role in the fourth quarter of games.Howard told FOX Sports he wants more touches in crunch time, after he had only six possessions in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 99-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks – one coming off an offensive rebound. He scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory."I do want the ball more in the fourth quarter," Howard told FOX Sports after the game."I want to become a closer. The only way you get there is by getting the ball and have coach have the confidence in giving me the ball.”Howard has been the biggest trade rumor bouncing around the league since the end of last season. He can opt out of his contract with the Magic and become a free agent at the end of this season. Numerous teams have been courting the 6-foot-11 center, trying to spark a trade with a reluctant Orlando organization that could end up getting nothing for Howard if he goes to free agency.Howard is av...

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