News | Magic Basketball - Part 24

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Dec 14

Dwight Howard sends a stern warning to the Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Howard has warned the Magic if they don’t move him by the March 15 trade deadline, they’ll lose him for nothing in free agency. Howard told the Magic again on Tuesday that he wanted a trade, a league source said. “Dwight’s not a happy camper,” one …

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Dec 14

Dwight Howard trade talks heating up

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN.com: The New Jersey Nets have entered into serious talks with the Orlando Magic on a multi-team trade scenario that would bring Dwight Howard to the Nets, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the most active proposal discussed by the …

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Dec 13

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Shannon J. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel: “Howard wants rings and like any true superstar he should pursue that. But what he shouldn’t do is turn this into an ugly break-up. Right or wrong, his public finger-pointing and accusations of incompetent management by Magic GM Otis Smith on Saturday made him appear less than the …

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Dec 12

Monday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard, as he has the power to do, instantly turned what promised to be an awkward, dismal media day Monday for the Magic into an upbeat session with three words: I might stay. WHAT!!!!!!!??????? Frustrated by the team’s direction, Howard not only has asked the Magic for a …

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Dec 12

Dwight Howard is open to staying with Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux Via Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com: The Magic plan to try to handle Dwight Howard’s recent trade demand in a similar fashion to how the Lakers dealt with Kobe Bryant’s high-profile demand in 2007. Orlando will field offers for their All-Star center but they also will take their time in an attempt to …

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Dec 12

Reactions to Magic re-signing Jason Richardson

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Matt Moore of ProBasketballTalk: “Obviously Smith gave Richardson the four-year deal, via Yahoo! Sports. It’s a terrible idea. Richardson was probably going to get something similar to that deal on the open market, but that says more about the market than Richardson. He’s a good defender. He …

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Dec 11

Magic re-sign Jason Richardson

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Free agent Jason Richardson has agreed to a four-year, $25 million contract to stay with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Richardson, one of the top swingmen on the market, had wanted to remain with the Magic. Several teams had …

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Dec 10

Dwight Howard has requested a trade to the Nets

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard has requested a trade to the New Jersey Nets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Saturday. Orlando GM Otis Smith has made it clear that he will trade Howard wherever the Magic get the best possible package, but …

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Dec 09

Dwight Howard’s agent in contact with Lakers, Nets, and Mavs

Via Ric Bucher of ESPN.com: Dan Fegan, the agent for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, dismissed reports his client had illegal contact with the New Jersey Nets, saying Howard had received permission to explore potential trades. Magic general manager Otis Smith confirmed to ESPN The Magazine on Friday night that he granted permission to Fegan …

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Dec 09

Reactions to the Brandon Bass-Glen Davis swap

Steve Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie: “Bass does struggle defensively, he’s the king of the turned head, and he’s a bit of a center/forward tweener despite his obvious power forward size. With that in place, though, Davis considerably struggled defensively and barely had small forward size while often working as Boston’s backup …

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