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Howard still wants out, and soon

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08:08 AM ET 07.26 | Dwight Howard isn't interested in returning to Central Florida. [Howard] told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants to be traded and that he will not sign another contract with the team. ... [The] Magic officials said they wanted to build a relationship with Howard since they are new to the Magic organization. Howard responded by saying he has no interest in building a relationship with them because he does not want to begin the season in Orlando. ... [Howard] expressed frustration that Hennigan did not agree to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets before the Nets acquired Joe Johnson in a blockbuster trade or to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Orlando Sentinel

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July 26, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Is this really news?

July 26, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Damn head case!

July 26, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Seriously?




And here I thought he had finally found inner peace.

July 26, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Dwight Howard wants to leave Orlando? When did this all happen?

July 26, 2012  08:20 AM ET

why does he hate Orlando so much ?

July 26, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Howard's not happy in Orlando? I wonder if the Lakers would have any interest in trading for him...

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July 26, 2012  08:45 AM ET

I just read on Yahoo that Howard is telling everyone who will listen that he is signing in Dallas if no trade to the Lakers or Nets is executed. Maybe Cuban didn't blow this as bad as we had all thought....

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July 26, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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Nah! Kobe warned him not to come or else he is just the 3rd option...lol

Well in all fairness, he hasn't proven anything and was going to play behind seven rings in Kobe and Pau. And only for a short time as it was going to become his team in the very near future!

July 26, 2012  08:57 AM ET

With what Howard has recently said about never wanting to play for Orlando, it is now a bad idea for him to come into the Magic pre-season camp. Only LA comes close to meeting all the reqs of all parties. It seems like LA is the place for him. Needs to get done soon.

July 26, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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I just read on Yahoo that Howard is telling everyone who will listen that he is signing in Dallas if no trade to the Lakers or Nets is executed. Maybe Cuban didn't blow this as bad as we had all thought....

If you look back at Yahoo articles you'll also find some that say 'Howard will only sign with Brooklyn', 'Howard is willing to sign with the Lakers' and a few other like that. So...

Cuban blew it!

July 26, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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I just read on Yahoo that Howard is telling everyone who will listen that he is signing in Dallas if no trade to the Lakers or Nets is executed. Maybe Cuban didn't blow this as bad as we had all thought....

Agree about Cuban. If this does extend into next summer, Cuban will probably get Howard.

I feel bad for Dirk as it seems he will have lost two years where the Mavs could have contended. Getting Howard will probably = rings, so that would make up for it.

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July 26, 2012  09:02 AM ET

My goodness this one is not going away!

July 26, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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It seems to me Howard is putting himself out on a limb here, creating an atmosphere wherein Orlando has to make a move. The next half way decent deal that comes down the pike will be accepted. The Magic can no longer stand waiting for the next bus to come along.

Yep, I think you're right about the Magic needing to move Howard. And it probably will be a lesser deal than what has been offered before.

July 26, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Yep, I think you're right about the Magic needing to move Howard. And it probably will be a lesser deal than what has been offered before.

I don't blame him. Who the hell wants to stay in Borelando... LA, Brooklyn... Houston.. fly super man.. fly!

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July 26, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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I don't blame him. Who the hell wants to stay in Borelando... LA, Brooklyn... Houston.. fly super man.. fly!

Whatever his motivation, and whether it's running or flying, he needs to move very quickly and very soon.

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