Found June 30, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard asked to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN.com reported Saturday.
Howard, who missed the last stretch of the season after getting back surgery, met with new Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan in Los Angeles on Friday and asked to be traded to the Nets, sources told ESPN.com.
Howard amended his contract in March, waiving his right to opt out at the end of this past season and extending the deal another year. He can become a free agent next summer. Howard told people in his inner circle that he was blackmailed into signing the option, sources told ESPN.com.
No decision has been made about whether Howard's trade request will be granted or not.
Howard, a first team All-NBA selection with 20 points and a league-leading 14.5 rebounds per game, played in 54 of 66 games.
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ORLANDO–*Finally* the Orlando Magic have began in earnest to move Dwight Howard. Howard met with new Magic GM Rob Hennigan on Friday and asked to be traded.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says that Dwight Howard told him in a face-to-face meeting last week that he would like to be traded, and that his preference is to be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has met face-to-face with Dwight Howard, but the team isn't commenting on what was discussed.
Team spokesman Joel Glass confirmed a meeting between Hennigan and Howard, but declined to discuss any particulars from it. Howard is in California, rehabbing a late-season back surgery.
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Newly-hired Rob Hennigan, the youngest general manager in the league, just drafted the smartest player coming into the NBA.
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The Heat has ceased to be the hot basketball topic in Florida now
that a report has surfaced indicating Dwight Howard once again
wants to leave the Orlando Magic.
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