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08:12 AM ET 07.11 | No matter where Dwight Howard winds up, this particular stretch of his likely road out of Orlando has been interesting. Brooklyn still has a real chance to land Howard, but other suitors are still in pursuit. HOOPSWORLD has learned that there have been preliminary discussions between the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would involve sending Andrew Bynum to the Rockets, Howard to the Lakers and a number of first-round picks, prospects and significant cap relief to the Magic. The Magic are not necessarily in love with the idea of giving either Bynum or Brook Lopez a sizable, long-term commitment as they go through a major roster overhaul. Draft picks and prospects, a la the Denver Nuggets??? return on Carmelo Anthony, is said to be more appealing to Orlando.

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July 11, 2012  08:25 AM ET
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Orlando will get a bunch of middle of the road prospects for Dwight?That's what is his whole 1 1/2 year dwightmare will come to?

Man... I'm sick of this Dwight crap. Do it already Orlando? Send him to Minnesotta or Toronto.

July 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Good morning jgb...I am beginning to really dispise Dwight Howard. If this trade all comes down to getting Howard out of Orlando as soon as possible, I am not sure I won't feel the same way about the Orlando magic organization...they dragged this thing on all last season and then want to make a hasty push to get Howard out of town? Why didn't they do that in the first place? What a waste of time for everyone.

July 11, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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Man... I'm sick of this Dwight crap. Do it already Orlando? Send him to Minnesotta or Toronto.

If I was the Orlando Magic's front office, I would call Michael Jordan up and see about trading Dwight to them....for scraps (since that is all they have anyways)...LOL. Good morning to you sir.

July 11, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Orlando will get a bunch of middle of the road prospects for Dwight?That's what is his whole 1 1/2 year dwightmare will come to?

Maybe but they're going nowhere when Howard departs. Since they're going to rebuild, I think it makes sense for them to pass on big signings and restart from the ground up with picks and cap space to work it in the near future.

Rumor has it that Nowitzki is on the Nets crosshairs if Howard doesn't come to Brooklyn. What do you think of that?

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July 11, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Lets face it...the magic are the victims of dwights flip flopping Dwight is a coach killing , flip flopping diva '( sorry MMA )

This is true. Good morning M3at.

July 11, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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Good morning jgb...I am beginning to really dispise Dwight Howard. If this trade all comes down to getting Howard out of Orlando as soon as possible, I am not sure I won't feel the same way about the Orlando magic organization...they dragged this thing on all last season and then want to make a hasty push to get Howard out of town? Why didn't they do that in the first place? What a waste of time for everyone.

I think Orlando kept him in hopes that he would re-sign longterm, which is basically what every trade partner not in Brooklyn will be hoping for as well.

But instead of getting better after firing SVG and Otis, Howard pushed it to an even uglier place. So, now they know they have to move him. Can't say I blame them for the effort though!

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July 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Maybe but they're going nowhere when Howard departs. Since they're going to rebuild, I think it makes sense for them to pass on big signings and restart from the ground up with picks and cap space to work it in the near future. Rumor has it that Nowitzki is on the Nets crosshairs if Howard doesn't come to Brooklyn. What do you think of that?

I think Cuban wouldn't trade Dirk so that'd be wishful thinking.

And I agree it's also rumored Lopez is going to sign for the max or near that, if you're Orlando having him at that price is a pretty awful move.

July 11, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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I totally get rebuilding......but the prospects they will be rebuilding with are garbage from Houston. As sooner said....why not call the bobcats or NO and move Dwight for a LEGIT prospect, rather than a garbage one?

Wait...The Bobcats have a legit prospect?

Regardless why would those teams give up those high profile prospects for a one year rental of Dwight?

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July 11, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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I think the Hawks deal is pretty good also. Horford, Zaza, Teague, and some picks for Howard and Richardson. Hawks would still have Smith and Devin Harris to man the point.

That's not a bad deal either... Orlando wants those five first round draft picks from New Jersey and Cleveland...

 
July 11, 2012  09:00 AM ET

So Cryward has officially taken over as the most hated from MeBron?

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