Found December 28, 2011 on
Commissioner David Stern is not losing sleep over the Magic losing Dwight Howard or even apparently whether they can get the best deal for him.
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Choosing not to fuel speculation about his future or Dwight Howard's future, Deron Williams on Thursday morning would not address the questions Orlando Magic fans want to know.
Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 24 rebounds and the Orlando Magic cruised to a 94-78 win over the New Jersey Nets on Thursday night. Jason Richardson added 16 points for the Magic -- including 15 in the first half -- and J.J. Redick scored 15 points off the bench. It was the 49th career 20-rebound game for Howard, who neared his career high of 26 rebounds.
The New Jersey Nets have high hopes this season. With Deron Williams on board for a full year, New Jersey was thinking playoffs and probably a little bigger thanks to Dwight Howard making it known Brooklyn is his favored landing spot. Williams has all but told Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov he will stay with the Nets if they can land Howard.
New Jersey had a lot of work to do...
The Mavs' mission? Fit Lamar Odom into a revamped roster, defend their title and set up for a run at Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. Ken Berger says Rick Carlisle's task is to make Mark Cuban's gamble pay off.