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The Orlando Magic have begun informing teams that Dwight Howard is no longer on the trade market, two sources told ESPN.com.
The Magic have decided that none of the various offers they've received, most notably from the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, is worth executing, according to sources.
To avoid any more drama, the team is no longer taking calls on Howard, sources said.
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