Coming out of Wednesday's meeting between Dwight Howard and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan, it was very clear Howard has his heart set on being a Net or a Laker before the season begins. This is what he wants and he seems extremely determined to get it. Howard has gone so far as to issue a threat to every other team in the league:
Howard has publicly leaked that if he is not a Laker or a Net, he will sign with the Mavericks next season.
Reportedly this threat has scared off some of the rental teams who believe they can do enough to convince Howard to stay long term. Certainly, such a threat has hurt the trade packages Orlando has received from opposing teams and it has led to Hennigan throwing his hands up and saying Orlando has not found a deal with acceptable compensation as the reports say. Howard would disagree, but he is not exactly helping by limiting Orlando's trade partners this much.
You very much reap what you sow and Howard is preventing himself from gettin...