The Orlando Magic made it clear on Wednesday - they are keeping Dwight Howard.
The Magic informed teams interested in the All-Star center that they intend to start the season with Howard on the roster, Yahoo! Sports reported.The news comes on the heels of the Portland Trail Blazers becoming a third team in a rumored blockbuster trade that would aid in the New Jersey Nets acquiring Howard from the Magic.
The report suggested that the Blazers would send swingman Gerald Wallace to Orlando, which would also receive Brook Lopez as a centerpiece of the trade to nab Howard. It wasn't known what Portland would receive in return.
Howard is considered one of the best big men in the game today. The 26-year-old averaged 22.9 points and 14.1 rebounds last season.