Wednesday was a wild day with Howard telling several teammates that he would waive his early termination option, only to do an about face hours later in a conference call with Magic ownership.
Well, he has apparently changed his mind again. In a late night interview with Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com, Howard says he will terminate his ETO and remain with the team for the 2012-2013 season.
“I have gotten some bad advice,” Howard said in the interview with Rudolph. “I apologize for this circus I have caused to the fans of our city. They didn’t deserve none of this. I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I will do whatever I can to make this right and do what I was put in Orlando to do.”
When he says he received some bad advice, that is believed to be directed towards his agent Dan Fegan who could be losing a major client here.
The entire situation has become a circus and left Howard with some egg on his face. Might you, nothing is finalized until Howard actually signs the paperwork and terminates his ETO. Until then, the Magic wil continue to field offers from other teams if it comes to where they need to trade him.