Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 12/28/11
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According to ESPN, the Orlando Magic aren’t interested in acquiring young talent (and a combination of valuable draft picks) should they trade Dwight Howard. Nope, they want established vets instead, which the Atlanta Hawks offered them (but they were turned down): “Orlando has moved into a new arena last season and has a 85-year-old owner in Rich De Vos. Sources say De Vos has little interest in starting over/rebuilding, as evidenced by the recent decisions to trade for Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis and re-sign Jason Richardson even though Howard’s future is so murky. The trade proposal for Howard that advanced the farthest to date — before Magic GM Otis Smith publicly announced that he’s not ready to part with his 26-year-old star — would have delivered Nets center Brook Lopez, Portland Trail Blazers swingman Gerald Wallace and at least one first-round pick to Orlando while also seeing the Nets absorb the long-term contracts of Hedo Turkoglu and Chris Duhon for the right to take Dwight ...
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