Dwight Howard is still a member of the Orlando Magic.
It would have been hard to predict that with the acrimonious dialogue between the franchise and the Magic since the end of last season. It seems like reports had Howard out of Orlando on at least two occassions this offseason.
Yet, when Orlando could not find any offers it liked in late June, the Magic put the trade talks on hold. Orlando still needed a head coach and general manager Rob Hennigan told the press he would focus more on finding a new head coach and keeping the franchise moving forward.
It was a slow process and rumors still surfaced, particularly with Dwight Howard opening up to a trade to the Lakers and then with a three-team deal between the Lakers, Cavaliers and Magic. Now though, the Magic have their coach, hiring Jacque Vaughn to lead the franchise.
Trading Dwight Howard is undoubtedly the next step for the Magic. And the move could come quickly... or not.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported seve...