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09:44 AM ET 04.02 | As hard as it is to believe, NBA teams have come to Otis Smith before with trade offers for Dwight Howard. So the Magic general manager is fully prepared to field more calls next season --- potentially, Howard's final season in Orlando. "To say it hasn't happened before is crazy, so, yes, I expect it to happen," Smith told me Friday. "And the answer will be the same as it always is: No."

Orlando Sentinel

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April 2, 2011  09:58 AM ET

so what you saying is, MAYBE

April 2, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Please no more Howard to the Lakers. It's not going to happen.

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April 2, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Trade Disneyworld for Disneyland, Bro.

April 2, 2011  10:03 AM ET
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Dwight will not be traded. He may leave on his own but Orlando will keep him as long as possible out of respect for the big man.The article is informative though. This was also in it:He reiterates that teams dealing superstars never get fair value, which is true, but there's something more.Smith believes --- and this is obviously encouraging news for Magic fans --- that Howard will stay in Orlando when all is said and done, texted and tweeted."That's my sense," he said.Smith said he feels this way because of his relationship with Howard, and the feedback he receives from Howard's family, friends and his agent, Dan Fegan.

funny, the cavs thought the same way last summer.

April 2, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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Please no more Howard to the Lakers. It's not going to happen.

they don't need him... But it would be nice to see a Bynum on a team alone. I wonder how good he could really be,,,

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April 2, 2011  10:14 AM ET
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they don't need him... But it would be nice to see a Bynum on a team alone. I wonder how good he could really be,,,

Exactly. Howard MAY be the best Center in the league today but may be over valued because of his role Orlando. If you look at it Bynum and Howard would be about the same considering the number of touches Howard gets. The only difference between the two is that Bynum cant stay on the court.

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April 2, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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Dwight will never win a title in Orlando. If he was smart he would look into what options are available.

He would be on the same boat as Lebron, Durant, Rose and all the others who have not won a ring yet.

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April 2, 2011  10:26 AM ET
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Bynum is not getting double and triple teamed every night. Kobe gets that treatment as does Gasol. If Bynum ever faced what Howard faces night in and night out then you would find out what he is really made of. The only comparison you can make right now is that Bynum and Howard are both large atletic big men. You won't know what Bynum is really made of until he is "the man" and carrying a team.Another comparison you can make. In their first 6 years Bynum has played 82 games 1 time. In his first 6 years Howard has played 82 games 5 times. The one season he didn't play 82 he played 79.Imagine what would happen to Bynum if he was carrying a team like Howard does.

stats don't tell all. If you look at offensive skills, bynum has more. If you look at size bynum has more. this is the one time where being on the lakers does hurt him a little. When Bynum and gasol is the game, there are very few teams doubling anyone on the lakers.

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April 2, 2011  10:31 AM ET

I think we go thru Melodrama all over again. I'm sorry MMA, but he just might leave if he feels he can't win a ring there.

April 2, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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He is good as gone bro...and Rose will do the same if he doesnt win in the next 3-4 years.....just like Lebron,Melo etc....its no diss on any of them...its just a different era...not many Duncan's left in the L....that era of loyalty has passed

I think Rose stays, but you never know.

 
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