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New CBA could keep Howard in Orlando

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08:07 AM ET 08.22 | The $100 million question is whether Dwight Howard stays with the Orlando Magic. [Mayor] Buddy Dyer hinted the other day that he may have the answer to [that question]. Dyer says he has been told by Magic CEO Alex Martins that the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement could include a new rule that would allow the Magic to outbid other suitors for Dwight's services. "One thing that might give some comfort to Orlando fans is that one of the thoughts in the new collective bargaining agreement is to give an advantage to teams who are trying to keep their incumbent players," Dyer says. "That would allow the Magic, for instance, to offer Dwight more money than any other team and (entice him) to stay home."

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August 22, 2011  08:08 AM ET

He is going to Los Angeles.

August 22, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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He is going to Los Angeles.

Dallas...

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August 22, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Yawn, who really cares where these over priced babies go?

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August 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Orlando offers $130 million over 10 years and a team that is a title contender (LA, Dallas, Boston) offers $125 million over 10 years. What do you think he would do?

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August 22, 2011  08:50 AM ET

If we learned anything last summer it's that money is not an issue for any player that's worth keeping. Besides Joe Johnson, all the difference makers went to a different team. Point is if a player has been in the league for seven years, 50, 60 million aint enough to sway his decision. At the end of the day it's an individual decision and you can't put a price on that. So yes... sweeten the pot all you want. Like teenagers, these players know the ideal but the practice the praticeable.

August 22, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Dallas...

new york or cleveland....

August 22, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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If we learned anything last summer it's that money is not an issue for any player that's worth keeping. Besides Joe Johnson, all the difference makers went to a different team. Point is if a player has been in the league for seven years, 50, 60 million aint enough to sway his decision. At the end of the day it's an individual decision and you can't put a price on that. So yes... sweeten the pot all you want. Like teenagers, these players know the ideal but the practice the praticeable.

indeed!

August 22, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Orlando offers $130 million over 10 years and a team that is a title contender (LA, Dallas, Boston) offers $125 million over 10 years. What do you think he would do?

In those cities, Howard will be playing 2nd banana (LA - Kobe; Dallas - Dirk; Boston - well, maybe you've got me here) for at least the next few years. He will ALWAYS be the man in Orlando. I say he stays in Central Florida.

August 22, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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cleveland....

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh you Cleveland fans are such cards.

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August 22, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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The NBA needs to go in the NFL route. They may offer superstars over $100 million but only less then 50% is guaranteed.

If I'm a player I will only agree to that if owners give back 50% of their salary and team profits when their teams underachieve. What's good for the gander is good for the geese right?

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August 22, 2011  09:13 AM ET

"That would allow the Magic, for instance, to offer Dwight more money than any other team and (entice him) to stay home." ...

Hmmm, DID NOT WoRK to Well in the last CBA, did it CAVS fans ;( .... could offer more money, Larger raises 10.5% vs 8%, more years 6 vs 5, to Keep LBJ ...

So unless the NEW CBA is for a FA player team say MINNY / Love to be able to OFFER way more then anyone else, say $15m vs $10m ....

See a lot of Teams Over Paying to keep Players ....

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