Found March 16, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
New Jersey Nets starting point guard Deron Williams carried a dream with him all season; his wish was for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to join him on the Nets roster; either via a trade during the campaign, or by signing as a Free Agent at the end of the season and the two would become the cornerstones of a dynamic, young team. That dream died on Thursday, as Howard signed a document obligating him to honor the final year of his current contract, which will delay him having to make a long-term decision for another year. With Howard deciding to put off testing the Free Agent waters until the Summer of 2013, will the All-Star guard from New Jersey follow his friend’s example and play under the final year of his current contract next season? According to a report from “USA Today” Williams will still opt-out of the final year of his contract and see what Free Agency has to offer after the campaign comes to an end. Williams spoke to reporters on Friday at the shoot-around befor...

Nets G Williams to become free agent

New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams will not waive his early termination option and intends to opt out and become a free agent at the end of the season, according to the New York Daily News."I'm not going to opt-in. It's not monkey-see, monkey-do," Williams said Friday in reference to Orlando Magic center Dwight's Howard's contract situation. "...

Mavs GM: Howard in Orlando is 'a good thing'

With the NBA tradline closing in on Thursday, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard committed to remaining with the franchise through the 2012-2013 season. Howard had the option to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer, but after flip-flopping on his intentions several times over the last few days, decided against it on Thursday, signing an agreement...

Nets crushed twice by Howard's decision, loss

ORLANDO No one cared Friday night about all the waffling he did, or the anguish he caused, or the national cynicism he prompted with his decision the day before. When Dwight Howard bounced off the bench during pre-game introductions smiling from ear-to-ear, he was surrounded by his teammates, prompting his sight-to-behold, hip-hop Dougie shimmy. All was forgotten, all forgiven...

Howard urges Magic not to pull trigger on trade

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Orlando Magic are out of time waiting for Superman. The trade deadline is here. And unless Dwight Howard changes his mind by Thursday afternoon, the franchise that lost Shaquille O'Neal could very well send packing another once-in-a-generation big man by the end of the day. Howard lost Wednesday night what might have been his last game with Orlando....

NBA Trade Rumors: Orlando Magic-New Jersey Nets Trade For Dwight Howard Now Likely By Trade Deadline

Editor’s note: Expectedly, this post I wrote earlier this afternoon stayed relevant for all of about a few hours before, as I predicted, Dwight waffled again…or the reporters did. Who knows. (But the Disney thing…that’s still in play.) Earlier today reports broke that Dwight Howard was willing to return to the Orlando Magic next season and wouldn’t opt out of his contract...

Howard Signs Waiver, Will Stay With Magic Through Next Season

After playing almost the first three months of the NBA campaign with the old Clash tune “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” as his theme song, Dwight Howard has decided there is no place like home, at least for one more year.The Orlando Magic held a press conference on Thursday afternoon at the Amway Center according to the “Orlando Sentinel” as Magic Team CEO Alex Martins, General...


Captain Shoulders plans to stay put in Orlando for now, but hasn’t ruled out exploring new planets just yet. The DWIGHT HOWARD sweepstakes has been suspended…at least temporarily. Orlando’s big centerpiece has decided to sign the opt-in clause to his contract, keeping him in the Magic kingdom at least through the 2012-13 season. After looking like a wet shipboard tuna the...

Source: Howard Says He's Signing ETO Waiver

Dwight Howard informed a source that he will sign the early termination waiver on Thursday and remain with the team through 12-13.

Dwight Howard Confirms He'll Sign Opt-In Before Deadline

Dwight Howard has confirmed that he will opt-in for the 12-13 season in an exclusive interview with RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph.

Magic Wands: vs. Nets 3/16

Orlando, Fla. (15-29) vs. (28-16)   Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun SportsLine: Magic by 11.5Tickets: $24-$413 on TiqIQSeason Series: Won 94-78 in orlando on Dec. 29; Won 108-91 in Newark on Feb. 22; Tonight in Orlando  Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR New Jersey 92.1 100.5 108.2 47.9 28.6 14.8 27.9 Orlando 91.5 102.2 99.3 50.5 26.6 14.7...

When nothing else seems that important (my thoughts on Trayvon Martin)

Last week I didn’t blog much. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I had plenty thoughts on why I think Dwight Howard’s a coward, and why I empathize with Bud Adams’ quest for Peyton Manning, and I can’t wait to get something up about how the Dolphins Matt Moore isn’t chopped liver! But as much as I love sports, hearing about the cold blooded murder of Trayvon...
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