Found May 18, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
The Magic were very close to trading Dwight Howard before this year's trade deadline. Before his change of heart (the third or fourth time) and his waiver of his early termination option, the Magic were prepared to sever ties with their franchise center and move on. The report and rumor was that the Magic intended to trade Howard to the Lakers and told him such, knowing he did not want to go to L.A. and become Shaquille O'Neal all over again (and perhaps other rumored disagreements with Kobe Bryant). Maybe that is just a rumor. Orlando though is very much considering trading Howard again. The franchise is looking for a resolution to this whole scenario this summer. Magic CEO Alex Martins made it clear that the organization would not go through the "will-he, won't-he" drama that unfolded this season. No decision has been announced regarding the future of general manager Otis Smith or head coach Stan Van Gundy despite Magic front office officials and owners an...

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