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Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2011 6:42 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

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Get me out of here!

Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard has reportedly told the team that he wants to be shipped out of town.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday that Howard had request a trade multiple times this week.
Dwight Howard has told the Orlando Magic that he wants to be traded, Magic General Manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel Saturday afternoon.

Smith said Howard has made the request twice in separate conversations since Monday.
Yahoo Sports reported soon after that Howard, who would be eligible for free agency next summer, had requested a trade to the New Jersey Nets.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com confirmed Saturday that Howard has requested a trade to New Jersey but noted that "a person involved in the chase cautions not to count out the Los Angeles Lakers" and that Howard "still views L.A. as the best fit for his off-court pursuits." Berger reported on Friday night that the Magic had given permission for Howard to speak with the Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Howard's particular interest in the Nets was first reported on Friday. Almost two weeks ago, the Nets reportedly offered a trade package to the Magic that includes center Brook Lopez and two first round draft picks in exchange for Howard and forward Hedo Turkoglu.

As noted Friday, if Howard's heart is truly set on landing in New Jersey there's an excellent chance it could happen, especially now that chaos reigns over the Los Angeles Lakers, arguably his strongest other suitor. But that still remains an "if" until we hear from Howard personally or from the Magic, in the form of a completed trade.

Howard, 26, is a 5-time All-Star and the best center in the NBA, by far. In New Jersey, he would be the immediate face of the franchise and he would soon be in Brooklyn, adjacent to the media center of the universe and right in the middle of all the fame he can handle. The Nets, given their cap situation, would have a fair degree of flexibility in building around All-Star point guard Deron Williams and Howard, so he wouldn't be stuck in a capped-out situation like he is in Orlando, at least not immediately. He would figure to have solid input in helping New Jersey build around him, as the Nets surely would want to avoid the Magic's mistakes.
Comments

Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:45 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Tired of hearing players dictate who they want to play with and then cry about it if it doesn't happen. In Howard's case, he has made several requests for players. Some players are on the current roster and some are not. Not all deals can be made Dwight ! Why would you ask to play with two players who have the same skill set. NBA is a business and how many employees of any company do you know that walk in to the CEO's office and tell the CEO, this is who he wants to work with. In just about any other business, that employee would be shown the door and told to collect their personal items.  Any team wants to retain their star players. When the star dictates the organizations moves, that crosses the line. Last time I looked, Dwight Howard was not an owner of the Orlando Magic. He is going to leave and stands to make more money with a sign and trade than he would by becoming a free agent next year. Dwight knows it is in the Magics best interest to get something for him before he walks. How long did it take Orlando to recover from Shaq leaving ? 



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:28 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

NoMoreShaq Please tell me you are not serious. Any business owner who pins the hope of financial success on the endorsment of a single individual, and a pro athlete with a limited shelf life no less, is a complete fool and would be destined to fail with or without D. Howard. The business climate in Orlando as with much of the country, is not stable. Businesses in poor and upscale communities are filing for bankruptcy regularly, and it has nothing to do with pro athletics. This is the state of our economy. Direct your issues to the man in Washington about that. 

With all due respect to your religious convictions; business and religion do not belong in the same paragraph together. Capitalism is predicated on greed. It doesn't matter the size of the business; return on investment is all that matters. 

If the Orlando Magic are truly a well run orginization; they will demand a king's ransom for Mr. Howard, rebuild around their fresh young talent, and set an example for the community, of how a business can be successful in the face of adversity.




Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:25 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Please tell me you are not serious. Any business owner who pins the hope of financial success on the endorsment of a single individual, and a pro athlete with a limited shelf life no less, is a complete fool and would be destined to fail with or without D. Howard. The business climate in Orlando as with much of the country, is not stable. Businesses in poor and upscale communities are filing for bankruptcy regularly, and it has nothing to do with pro athletics. This is the state of our economy. Direct your issues to the man in Washington about that. 

With all due respect to your religious convictions; business and religion do not belong in the same paragraph together. Capitalism is predicated on greed. It doesn't matter the size of the business; return on investment is all that matters. 

If the Orlando Magic are truly a well run orginization; they will demand a king's ransom for Mr. Howard, rebuild around their fresh young talent, and set an example for the community, of how a business can be successful in the face of adversity.

      
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Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 8:08 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Superman never had help.  I think Batman would be more suitable.  He was a great kid when orlando first got him, but the fame has gotten to his head.  Go have fun in New Jersey.  I am planning my Howard jersey burning party.  



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:18 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

So Dwight is all about the money and u r a racist? In your storybook u just wrote it was about all the blk businesses not just any business but only the blk businesses mmmmm.



Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:17 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

The city of Orlando spent multi millions on a new Arena for Howard. The hundreds of poor upstart small businessmen in that arena area that are about t obe put of of a job, mean nothing to the eg oof a basketball superstar who only wants his names in lights. But to a man who wants to Glorify his Savior it should matter, because God cares about the smallest sparrrow, and God often speaks of how we treat the poor is how He will judge our hearts. Dwight one day came int othe NBA with Christian charity sounding from his young heart. The same heart has seen the millions and has blinded him, so that when all of those poor black buisinesses go bankrupt, Howard will be in LA and not have to listen to the sad stories of those families living on the street. I believe Dwight will stand before a Holy God one day who will say "What you have done unt o the least of these you have done unto Me" So sad that Howard could not see that the love of money is the root t oall kinds of evil. Hey Dwight, why not stay in Orlando with your brothers in Christ, and see what an inpact one man could have on the poor African American community. Aren't the lives of these young men worth more - ETERNALLY - than all the sneaker endorsements and Holly wood stars? Have you spent anytime on your knees cry ing out to God for hiHis guidance? Call Tim Tebow, he may have advice.



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 2:14 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Wouldn't it suck to have to watch the Celtics win every year because there is no free agency or salary cap?  Wouldn't it suck to be Ernie Banks and be stuck ona piece of garbage team year after year?

Sports are better now than ever (well they were prior to Stern's boner. 



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:29 am
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

Your an idiot, must be a Miami Heat fan.



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

I would love to see dwight and jameer for bynum and gasol.....LA needs a good center and a point guard though i doubt the magic would agree to trade jameer.

Are you nuts?? This is rediculous!!!



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Magic C Dwight Howard requests trade

I'm a Heat fan and I have this to say....No player is worth crying over and spending your personal time discussing about when you don't like him, spend time with your family, wife or kids instead of wasting your mind on resenting a man that you probably have never met.  Just because the guy wants to go to NJ (soon to be Brooklyn) or anywhere, it's his life and decision. I can't understand all these pathetic people dreaming of D12 or any player staying put and making sure his employer keeps him locked for the rest of his career. Let it go, he's not owned by the Magic, you're not owned by your employer, you can pick up your bags and go to a third world country if you like, you don't have to give a 2 weeks notice.  I've seen teams discard their own players who have been loyal to them...Remember Patrick Ewing and the knicks?? Look at it now, Lamar Odom, you're no use to me, so I'll let you go....WTH is wrong with you people about keeping a guy on lock down but it's ok when a team discards them when they dont need him, I wish you could experience that in your lifetime at least once and see how you would feel...when your employer thinks you're making too much money or your old, they'll discard you despite you giving 100% for so many years, it's called business, everyone wants to win ($$) as much as possible.  Think about it.


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