Truth & Rumors > NBA

Why Magic may keep Howard

Views
18706
Comments
498

09:46 AM ET 01.22 | Privately, the Magic understand where a trade for Andrew Bynum leaves them: out of the playoffs, out of relevance. For this reason, the Magic should play out the season with Dwight Howard. No trade, no concessions. That's the franchise's inclination now, and that's what the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are beginning to believe will happen. All that needs to happen in the Eastern Conference playoffs are Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade going down, and Howard could get the Magic over the top.

Yahoo! Sports

Dwight Howard, Icon SMI Dwight Howard, Icon SMI
Comment #1 has been removed
Comment #2 has been removed
January 22, 2012  10:14 AM ET

so what this article says is the only way the Magic can win the east is if Rose and Wade gets injured and miss the playoff?

Comment #4 has been removed
Comment #5 has been removed
January 22, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

while I don't disagree-the ultimate goal is to win a ring.....and if dwight is moved, it likely will take them years to rebuild anywayI think, like MMA, they should just let it ride and give it a shot that they can stay healthy and hot, cause this is their best chance to win a ringIf they lose in the playoffs- so be itif dwight bolts- so be it

Damn this story. I don't have time to play on this site these days. Imagine if this was another coach like Isiah. There would be a tread every day.

This coach needs to be fired NOW!!!! Fire the Knicks coach NOWW!!!

Comment #7 has been removed
Comment #8 has been removed
Comment #9 has been removed
Comment #10 has been removed
January 22, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

while I don't disagree-the ultimate goal is to win a ring.....and if dwight is moved, it likely will take them years to rebuild anywayI think, like MMA, they should just let it ride and give it a shot that they can stay healthy and hot, cause this is their best chance to win a ringIf they lose in the playoffs- so be itif dwight bolts- so be it

Agree with this. I'd be slightly surprised if he left anyway. Not only can ORL offer 30million more, no state tax in FLA, most anywhere he goes would have state tax. What it means is its more like 35-40million, maybe even 45million, depending on the state, that he would be leaving behind. That's no joke, that's like 10-15X the cut LBJ and Bosh took.

Comment #12 has been removed
Comment #13 has been removed
Comment #14 has been removed
January 22, 2012  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

and lets get real- orlando is a DAMN nice place to raise a familyorlando might be considered 'small market' but it is DESIRABLEjust like phoenix.....FA's WILL go there if the situation is right(unlike some of the northern teams)

Very true. CLE will have a ton of cap space this comming yr, 2 max deal space if a minor move or 2 are made. They're not getting any big name FA's, even though they are a slightly larger market than ORL.

Comment #16 has been removed
January 22, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

LBJ and Bosh took no cuts.

Technically true. The offset of having to pay no state tax in FLA makes up for most of the small yearly cut they did take.

Comment #18 has been removed
Comment #19 has been removed
 
Comment #20 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    6091
    Comments
    679
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2891
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2153
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    4924
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1371
    Comments
    59

SI.com

SI Photos