Orlando Magic GM: Dwight Howard Has Requested a Trade

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According to the Orlando Sentinel, Dwight Howard has told the team he will not re-sign and wants to be traded:

Dwight Howard has told the Orlando Magic that he wants to be traded, Magic General Manager Otis Smith told the Orlando Sentinel Saturday afternoon.

Smith said Howard has made the request twice in separate conversations since Monday.

As earlier reports indicated, the Magic gave Howard’s agent permission to talk with the Nets, Lakers, and Mavericks.

Sources tell Y! Sports that the trade request is for the Nets. Magic GM Otis Smith responded to Howard’s preferred destinations:

He can have his list of teams that he would like to go to, and we’ve probably got a few on our list of teams that we would like. But at the end of the day, we want him here and we want him in a Magic uniform for his career. With that said, we’re going to make the best possible deal that we can make if we have to trade him.”

The Sentinel also is reporting that Howard is participating today in the Magic’s second training-camp practice, which started at 4 p.m ET

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  • http://twitter.com/LUISDEALTAN LUIS DEALTAN

    come to LA.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Jay_Lakersholic Jay_Lakersholic

    first…. he will join CP3 and KOBE ;) LA ALL DAY

  • Garcia

    He better go to the Lakers

  • Rasarx

    I’d like to tell the GM of Magic the perfect trade for you would be the following:
    You give us Howard.
    We give you Bynum (yay!).  Plus, you’ll also get Luke Walton!  That’s right.  The son of the NBA legend Bill Walton waiting to start his own legend as a Magic.  But wait.  That’s not all! We’re going to include Ron Mega Metta Peace, who’s like really good and stuff.  And if that’s not enough, you’ll get Steve Blake and his brother, Mikey.  

    So, pal, buddy, friend, we both know you’re getting more in this deal but what are friends for?

    Sign here please.  And Kobe will give you a can of Nutella.  They’re dellllllicious!

  • Skewbeats

    This is the real trade news gotta get D12

  • THEBLACKMAMBA

    its time to get D12! it would be nice to get both chris paul and howard but the lakers would have to empty out the roster. 

  • ryan m

    lmaoo yeaaa he wants to be traded but not to the lakersss hahahaha

  • JustSayNo

    The Lakers should have traded for Howard first and then if they had enough pieces left trade for CP3.  Gasol and Odom is way too much for Paul. 

    • Odom the player

      Gasol maybe, not Odom

    • Rasarx

      Gasol didn’t help his cause with that disgraceful performance last year (granted, he wasn’t alone but he along with Kobe are key, and Kobe is considered untouchable).

  • antonio

    he will be with the nets