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Mar 07

Wednesday’s Magic Word

  • Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Magic CEO Alex Martins and GM Otis Smith say the team has not made a decision about what it will do with Howard as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15. Smith said that a decision might not be made until shortly before the deadline. It’s clear that Martins is trying to convince Howard to stay, and all indications are that the Magic are trying to add a quality player to their roster in an attempt to sway their superstar center.”
  • Also in that link, Robbins explains that there’s even the possibility of Dwight Howard not exercising his early termination option after the season is over.
  • Dwight has high praise for Bismack Biyombo. This after Biyombo held Dwight to 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting from the floor last night.
  • Jim Rome rips Magic fans for producing a music video in which they’re begging Dwight to stay.
  • Dwight and the Orlando Magic may be taking the suspense out of the trade deadline. The Magic just might stand pat instead of trading Dwight.
  • Somehow, someway, Biyombo generally outplayed Dwight in yesterday’s game.
  • Orlando had no business losing to the Charlotte Bobcats, a team with the worst record in the NBA, but that’s what happened.
  • Ben Golliver of with a question that probably everything is asking: “Charlotte, the NBA’s worst offense, seemingly scored at will, with Corey Maggette getting to the foul line 11 times and Gerald Henderson tossing in 16 points, including some big late buckets. Do the Magic even care?”
  • “Get Steve Nash to Orlando.”
  • What is owner Rich DeVos thinking right now?
  • The Magic blew a 20-point lead in their loss against the Bobcats. Biyombo’s defense on Dwight had much to do with that.
  • Looking back at the Rafer Alston trade.
  • The New Jersey Nets are swinging for the fences by zeroing on Dwight and nothing else. It remains to be seen whether or not that strategy will pay off.
  • Danny Nowell writes that Orlando can’t afford to lose against teams like the Bobcats if they want to convince Dwight to stick around long-term.