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Magic Back in Trade Discussions for Howard; Howards Agent Admits to Leaking Info
While Howard has mentally prepared himself to start the season in a Magic uniform and is under the impression the Magic just aren’t going to trade him, the trade doors are back open according to the most recent report.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports is reporting that his sources are telling him that Orlando is opening up trade talks once again, and we could see a deal by the end of the week:
With Dwight Howard reiterating his wish to be traded, multiple league sources predict the Orlando Magic will again step up efforts to find their All-Star center a new team. Several of those sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Saturday they believe Howard could be traded by the end of next week.
Dejavu? I think we have all heard this a couple times before. Nets are out of the running after the re signing of Lopez and it appears as though the clock is ticking for the Lakers to be included as they have most recently been reported to be working on signing Andrew Bynum to an extension, their key piece in the Howard trade.
If I had to say where he might end up, my guess would be…………The Magic. There’s been 3 team to 4 team trades involving the Lakers, Cavs, Nets, Rockets and the Orlando arena football league Predators. *cues the audience laugh.
To make this whole situation even more messy, Howard is dealing with his agent leaking information in which he first denied, and now is admitting too. The soap opera that never ends was confirmed by ESPN’s Ric Bucher.
“On the morning prior to Wednesday’s supposedly confidential meeting between Dwight Howard and Rob Hennigan, there were media reports stating a meeting was taking place later that same day,” wrote agent Dan Fegan of LaGardere Unlimited in an email. “Prior to the actual meeting, Dwight’s business manager and I met with Rob, reminded him that we had not requested the meeting, had been reluctant to take it and were concerned that the Magic had leaked that a meeting was taking place.
“Both during and after the meeting, we continued to get communications from the media telling us that they had confirmation that the meeting was occurring and/or had taken place. After the meeting, some media requested comments on information they allegedly already had on what had taken place in the meeting. I want to stress that none of the information the reporters had about the meeting at this point came from us.
“After receiving these media inquiries, I called Rob and left several messages expressing concern that what had occurred in the meeting was not going to be accurately reported — as had happened on previous occasions — and that we were going to respond to the media inquiries to make sure that reports were accurate. To a limited extent, that is what we did.”
From my sources, Howard has demanded nothing be said without coming to him first. He is adamant on keeping his image- which may be a far reach from repair at this point. Howard continues to want a trade. We will see what happens next in the Dwightmare saga….for those who even care anymore.