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Dec 05

Dwight Howard and the Lakers

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Via Andy Kamenetzky of ESPN Los Angeles: Turns out, Barnes buys the chatter about Howard’s desire to don purple and gold, because he’s heard the same from a pretty reliable source: Dwight Howard. “You know, I’ve been hearing [rumors about] Dwight,” acknowledged Barnes. “I’ve been hearing [rumors …

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Dec 02

Friday’s Magic Word

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: “Paul gave New Orleans a hint last summer when he floated a trial balloon, basically trying to nudge the Hornets into dealing him. This time, Paul and his agent apparently aren’t wasting any time flying balloons, alerting the Hornets that he won’t sign an extension and they should get …

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Dec 02

Chris Paul and a Hail Mary pass

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: A growing number of [NBA executives] starting to believe that Magic will indeed give strong consideration to doing Dwight deal before season starts. Rather than getting knee-deep in opt-out, opt-in, sign-and-trade, or extend-and-trade scenarios, let’s get right to the point. That’s what NBA …

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Dec 01

Thursday’s Magic Word

Head coach Stan Van Gundy on Dwight Howard’s future: “It certainly can be a distraction to guys, and it’s something that we will have to deal with. I’ll maybe address it more at media day. But I know this: It’s not something that I plan on talking about more than once. That’s going to be …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Nets

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com: The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to the situation. Sources …

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Dec 01

Dwight Howard and the Clippers

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Via D.J. Foster of ClipperBlog: Get ready to give up one thing almost definitely: Chris Kaman and his 12.7 million dollar expiring contract. New Orleans or Orlando will want the cap room, and Kaman is the only current contract big enough to make the salaries match. DeAndre [Jordan] …

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Jul 13

Dwight Howard featured in ESPN The Magazine

Via Neil Janowitz of ESPN The Magazine: The Dwight Howard Twitter Experiment was conceived by ESPN The Magazine to evaluate the manner in which the Subject, Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard (henceforth “Howard”), exploits Twitter and the benefits he derives therefrom. Over a four-hour period in Orlando on June 4, we observed Howard as he …

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Jun 14

Championship or bust for Dwight Howard

Via Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com: Dwight Howard reaffirmed his desire to stay with the [Orlando] Magic, but told NBA.com on Monday that he will definitely become a free agent rather than sign an extension in the next year and also left open the possibility he would reconsider his future in Orlando if the team does …

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May 19

Examining the Orlando Magic’s offense

Via Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post: Given the dearth of long twos and isolation play, as well as the plentitude of threes and free-throw attempts, it’s almost as though stat geeks found room enough in their parents’ basement to design this offense. Lots of high-efficiency shots, few low-efficiency ones. That much isn’t up for …

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May 18

The return of Rashard Lewis?

Via Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel: Rashard Lewis’ monster contract – and, in turn, his skills – received a lot of scrutiny from Orlando Magic fans this year before the team traded him to the Washington Wizards in December. But what would you think about Lewis playing for the Magic without the $118 million …

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