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    Orlando Magic GM says Dwight Howard has requested a trade - OrlandoSentinel.com

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    Dwight Howard has told the Orlando Magic that he wants to be traded, Magic General Manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel Saturday afternoon.

    Smith said Howard has made the request twice in separate conversations since Monday.

    Dan Fegan, Howard’s agent, didn’t immediately return a phone message for comment.

    Smith emphasized that the Magic want to keep Howard long-term, and he added that Howard and his camp haven’t told the team that he definitely will not remain with the franchise. Indeed, Smith repeated what Magic officials have said for days: that the team will make every effort to keep the All-NBA First Team center.

    “We wouldn’t be who we are if we don’t take a look around all 29 teams and try to make the best deal for the Orlando Magic,” Smith said.

    “He can have his list of teams that he would like to go to, and we’ve probably got a few on our list of teams that we would like. But at the end of the day, we want him here and we want him in a Magic uniform for his career. With that said, we’re going to make the best possible deal that we can make if we have to trade him.”

    On Friday, Smith gave Howard’s camp permission to have contact with officials from three teams — the Dallas Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Jersey Nets — and seek a trade.

    After the Magic completed their first training-camp practice Friday, Howard was asked what his long-term plans are. He mostly evaded the questions.

    Asked if he can see himself staying with the Magic for the entire 2011-12 season, he responded: “As of right now, I’m here. Like I’ve said, that’s the only thing that matters, and that’s it.”

    Howard is participating today in the Magic's second training-camp practice, which started at 4 p.m.

    Smith said he hasn’t decided for certain that he will trade Howard before the March 15 trade deadline, but keeping Howard past that point has an enormous risk that could set the Magic back for years and would evoke memories of how Shaquille O’Neal left the Magic for the Lakers after the 1995-96 season.

    If he remains with the Magic after the deadline, Howard would have no incentive to agree to a sign-and-trade deal, and if he were to depart as an unrestricted free agent, the Magic would be left with no compensation for one of the top players in the sport.

    Smith also said he could trade Howard to a team not on Howard’s list. But any team not on Howard’s list would be taking a risk that Howard would not re-sign there long-term; that risk likely will limit the quality of those teams’ offers.

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    The players want to run the league. Billups threatened teams that might pick him up because he intends to dictate where he goes....only to a contender. Maybe Danny and Paul George need to go to LA too. Hibbert to Boston. Let Britton Johnson try to compete with them.

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    Dwight Howard has requested that the Orlando Magic trade him to the New Jersey Nets, league sources tell Y! Sports.
    No the players do run the league

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    Default Re: Orlando Sentinel: Dwight Howard Requests Trade

    In other news, Lindsey Lohan is in rehab.

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    Me me me me me

    Now now now now now

    More more more more more

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    In other news, Lindsey Lohan is in rehab.
    and Brandon Rush informed everybody she is in playboy aswell

    IamThaKing25 Brandon Rush
    Who let Lindsay Lohan pose for playboy!?

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    After looking at the pics again n again. She doesn't look bad at all

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    I have no problem with Dwight asking for a trade. Otis Smith has run that team into the ground and I don't see them competing for a championship any time soon with Dwight.

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    I have no problem with Dwight asking for a trade. Otis Smith has run that team into the ground and I don't see them competing for a championship any time soon with Dwight.
    Why not request that the owner fire Smith? Hell, why isn't the owner doing that in the first place?

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    He is asking to go to NJN. Does this mean that Nene is open?

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    and Brandon Rush informed everybody she is in playboy aswell
    Thank god Brandon Rush has a twitter.

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    I'm so sick and tired of players demanding trades then giving their team a list. Now I'm wishing that Owners would have raked the players over the coal.

    It makes you wonder if Larry Bird is even ABLE to make GENUINE runs at these players. Hell, I wonder if Bird even BOTHERS to call the agents of these players. I know that I wouldn't. Indiana has all this d*mn cap space, and can't even use it unless they want to give "Superstar" money to an "alright" player.

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    If Dwights playing in LA and the same team is there--he's signing an extension.

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    I guess Nene will be available again.



    No way will they be signing Nene AND getting Dwight Howard. Financially and offensively on the court it will not work out.
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    I don't give a **** anymore.

    Just play the game and let the chips fall where they may.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    I don't give a **** anymore.

    Just play the game and let the chips fall where they may.
    Totally agree. I feel like we're that fat girl that you talk to and settle with at the end of the night, because you struck out with all your other choices.

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    No the players do run the league
    I don't like to see him staying in the East, but I like that he may not go to the Lakers. Also, I wonder what this means in the Nene front?

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    He is asking to go to NJN. Does this mean that Nene is open?
    If Houston doesn't get him first.

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    Can we go back to the lockout?

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    I don't like to see him staying in the East, but I like that he may not go to the Lakers. Also, I wonder what this means in the Nene front?
    Nene signs with us if Howard goes to New Jersey.

    Nene signs with New Jersey if Howard goes to LA.

    If I was Larry, I would lowball Nene if Howard goes to New Jersey, since we would become the most attractive team to him at that moment.

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    I guess Nene will be available again.



    No way will they be signing Nene AND getting Dwight Howard. Financially and offensively on the court it will not work out.
    He'll go to the Rockets to team with Gasol. Failing that, he'll take more money in Denver.
    WE ARE NOT GETTING ERIC GORDON

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    Totally agree. I feel like we're that fat girl that you talk to and settle with at the end of the night, because you struck out with all your other choices.
    I know we're not a championship caliber team NOW, but who knows what will be in the future? I don't think of us as in a different world compared to the Knicks and Lakers. We're a part of a 30 team league and anyone can be anyone. We pulled out some good upsets last year.

    Right now, I'm just happy we have a good, young team on the rise and the true Pacers crowds will be returning.

    We're in a great situation despite being in a small market. Having a ton of cap space AND a young team on the rise. You can't go wrong.

    So I leave our team and decision makings in the hands of our FO and hopefully it'll work out.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    All they have to do is say no.

    All of a sudden it becomes his decision to leave the money on the table, a lot of money.

    next year DH has an option worth 19.2 million
    he can signe elsewhere for 4 years, starting at 17.4 million with 4.5% raises (say 800K) so that makes 17.4/18.2/19/19.8 = 74.4 million

    Orl can offer him : (take the option first) 19.2 and now a 5 years contract lets say the cap goes up a little in the 3rd year of the cba, so he starts at 18 (7.5% raises = 1.3 mio)

    19.2/18/19.3/20.6/21.9/23.2 = 122.2 million

    Poker? let's see if he really wants to leave 50 million on the table, I raise all-in.
    So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

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    Totally agree. I feel like we're that fat girl that you talk to and settle with at the end of the night, because you struck out with all your other choices.
    Nobody's even going to be around to settle with us. I say we just give in and give away Granger and George and watch some "Rasslin'" It would be more entertaining than the farce that is the NBA.

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    All they have to do is say no.

    All of a sudden it becomes his decision to leave the money on the table, a lot of money.

    next year DH has an option worth 19.2 million
    he can signe elsewhere for 4 years, starting at 17.4 million with 4.5% raises (say 800K) so that makes 17.4/18.2/19/19.8 = 74.4 million

    Orl can offer him : (take the option first) 19.2 and now a 5 years contract lets say the cap goes up a little in the 3rd year of the cba, so he starts at 18 (7.5% raises = 1.3 mio)

    19.2/18/19.3/20.6/21.9/23.2 = 122.2 million

    Poker? let's see if he really wants to leave 50 million on the table, I raise all-in.
    So...are you saying the less desirable markets will need to overpay to a greater extent to keep their few talented players?

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    He'll go to the Rockets to team with Gasol. Failing that, he'll take more money in Denver.
    I know you're probably correct, but we'll see if it winds up being with the Nets and they don't get Dwight, the Rockets, Nuggets, or here.

    I'm sure he'll keep us in mind. Bird didn't fly out to Denver for nothing and I'm sure Nene became intrigued.
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