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Dec 06

Tuesday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “On a day Orlando Magic officials pledged publicly they’ll do everything they can to keep Dwight Howard, the team announced that the second-highest person in the team hierarchy — a person who has been in contact with Howard recently — is leaving his post. Team officials announced that Bob …

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Dec 06

Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide resigns

Via David Baumann of Bright House Sports Network: I can confirm Bob Vander Weide is retiring as Magic CEO, Alex Martins will be promoted. According to Baumann and other local media outlets, Vander Weide made a late-night phone call to Dwight Howard and may have been intoxicated while doing so. Vander Weide confirmed that he …

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Dec 06

Dwight Howard and the Bulls

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: For now, it is Paul on the market. Howard’s on deck. The New Jersey Nets will have a package of Brook Lopez and picks available for the Magic, enticing Howard with Deron Williams and a new Brooklyn arena to call his own. What’s more, …

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Dec 05

Monday’s Magic Word

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Parsing a general manager’s words to find hidden meaning can be a dangerous undertaking, but in this case, I think the point is obvious. Whether the team decides to “amnesty” Gilbert Arenas or Hedo Turkoglu could hinge on what Dwight Howard tells the organization about his long-term plans. Don’t …

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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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