The “Dwightmare” continues with the Orlando Magic failing to trade the superstar center elsewhere during the NBA off-season. In an effort to keep Howard with the Orlando Magic after the trade debacle, GM Rob Hennigan traveled to Los Angeles on Wednesday to talk to Howard about possibly reconsidering staying in Orlando.
It’s no secret that before Hennigan even landed in L.A.; Howard had made up his mind. Howard made it clear in the meeting with Hennigan that he has no intention of returning to Orlando and will never sign another contract with the Magic ever again.
This statement by Howard is a big wakeup call for Hennigan as this ugly situation needs to come to an end sooner rather than later. The Magic franchise has already been dragged through the dirt throughout this process and if they want any fans to show up to games next season they must solve this trade fiasco as soon as humanly possible.
During the meeting with Hennigan on Wednesday, Howard also let it be known that he wants one of three situations to occur. One, an immediate trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Two, a trade to the Brooklyn Nets in January or three, finish out of the season in Orlando and simply walk away via free agency.
All three of these situations pose problems for the Magic, but they must choose one as no better option has presented itself thus far.
If Howard does ultimately play or sit out next season with the Magic, the Dallas Mavericks are the clear favorites to sign the superstar center to a long-term contract. The Mavs made mistake after mistake in the off-season this summer and will be looking to make up for it with the acquisition of Howard after next season.
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