It now seems clear that Dwight Howard will be wearing a Orlando Magic jersey on Christmas Day.
According to Yahoo! Sports, General Manager Otis Smith has informed teams that Howard is off the market for now.
The Orlando Magic have informed teams that they’re ending trade talks for Dwight Howard and plan to start the season with the All-Star center on their roster, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
With the on again, off again trade discussions nobody can be for sure that Orlando won’t pull the trigger in the next 11 days.
Lakers starting center for opening day Pau Gasol sure isn’t buying it:
“You don’t know if they’re just saying that to get a better offer.” (Via @KevinDing on Twitter)
According to sources the Magic want both Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum in a trade for Dwight Howard. The Lakers have said that they would not trade both players to acquire his services.