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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 last couple of weeks with his flip-flopping game of “shall I stay or do I jet?”, the Magic’s clown-prince from Krypton got serious for once and decided to remain with the team (at least temporarily), giving GM Otis Smith the very real chance of signing his big man to a long-term deal while biding some time to make significant player upgrades to compliment Howard next season.
“Dwight has chosen loyalty over other business options,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said at the news conference. “We clearly are positioned to compete for an NBA championship this year.”
True that. Orlando definitely has the pieces in place right ...
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Does someone at ESPN know something that nobody else does? The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was not included in the 5-player swap that sent Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, even though Golden State had said that they wouldn’t trade him unless they knew they were getting D12 in return. Maybe someone running the scoreboard for the ESPN Mobile site just got a little too excited about...
The trade deadline is fast approaching, and Dwight Howard is still the star prize. Even though Orlando has seemingly offered him complete control over their franchise if he signs an extension it looks as though he will be moved.
The Magic are reportedly willing to allow Howard the rights to both head coach Stan Van Gundy’s job and general manager Otis Smith’s as well. If Howard...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Magic are still talking about Dwight Howard trade scenarios with other teams despite his commitment to opt-in for the 12-13 season.
The Magic plan on trading Dwight Howard if they do not receive a commitment from him beyond the current season.
Dwight Howard had lunch with three teammates following a large team meeting and informed them that he planned to opt-in for the 12-13 season.
ON THE MARKET
Dwight Howard may not become a free agent after the season, but that won't deter Deron Williams from exploring other teams.
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