dwight howard Archive

Mejia: Lakers land Howard as Magic settle for less than expected

ORLANDO – The Lakers, Nuggets and 76ers woke up from their involvement in the Dwightmare with big smiles on their faces. The Magic, likely sore and weary, face a long day ahead. The day will extend for at least a couple of years, featuring more clouds than sun. By clouds, I mean losses. Lots of [...]

Mejia: Howard’s camp cancellation has too many crying

ORLANDO – Villainizing Dwight Howard has become so easy that everyone is doing it. From clueless bloggers to columnists and sportscasters wearing out the Pollyanna act, everyone is relying on the kids to turn the Dwightmare another page. I get it. On one hand, there are kids who woke up on Tuesday morning disappointed because [...]

Mejia: Vaughn’s arrival seems linked with Howard’s impending departure

Orlando introduced Jacque Vaughn on Monday afternoon, but the curiosity over the well- versed first-time head coach inevitably gave way to more Dwight Howard questions. As has been the case since taking over, GM Rob Hennigan gave away nothing. CEO Alex Martins, who had previously stated his insistence not to have another season like this past [...]

Limbo reigns after latest meeting between Howard and Magic

Limbo has a hellish connotation, so maybe it’s appropriate that the Dwightmare has graduated to it’s current state. Dwight Howard wants out, has wanted out and will never want back in. Nevermind that he opted in. That only matters in the most important way possible. He’s got no control, so what he wants doesn’t matter. [...]

Magic in due diligence mode as Howard saga takes latest turn

ORLANDO – First things first, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic are too far gone to repair any relationship. The franchise center has made  no secret of the fact he’s ready to move on, a stance that pre-dates new GM Rob Hennigan and has been relayed in numerous conversations since the 30-year-old was hired from Oklahoma City on [...]

Mejia: Howard playing waiting game he volunteered for

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now trying to get himself to Los Angeles, which at the very least, is progress. He’s increased his short list from one to two. The Brooklyn dream isn’t necessarily dead, but since the only team he’s wanted to play for was forced to go in another direction, the Lakers and [...]

Sources: Howard’s Lakers wish won’t deter Houston

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now likely to wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers. When and how is what remains to be seen, but if it happens, look for it to be via Houston, which remains the favorite to facilitate his long-awaited exit from Orlando. Yep, the end of the Dwightmare still runs through the Rockets [...]

Sources: Houston’s Howard pursuit takes Linsane twist

(Updated July 15, 12 AM ET) ORLANDO – At this time next week,  the Dwightmare may not be over. This is a change from Friday’s report, which detailed Orlando’s Dwight Howard would finally be moved to Houston, but NBA business delays keep pushing back the timetable. Houston was seemingly creating income for the league coffers by forcing the Knicks [...]

Pro Basketball News Podcast – 7/12/12

Tony and Brian are finally back to break down NBA free agency throughout the league, trades made, the biggest impact moves and, of course, the Dwight Howard saga. You can subscribe to the Pro Basketball News podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

Free agency checklist

Key: Names that look like THIS are still in play Top 15 Free agent Small forwards 1. NICOLAS BATUM, Blazers - The Timberwolves came in strong right out of the gate, but new GM Neil Olshey knows how valuable a piece the French swingman can be. He failed to let him walk on a four-year offer sheet [...]

Pro Basketball News Podcast – 3/15/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the NBA trade deadline with all the moves made around the league, Dwight Howard’s decision to remain with the Magic, what is next for the Nets now, who didn’t get moved, who made the best moves and why, coaching changes and much more. You can subscribe to the Pro [...]

Nets Not Interested in Moving Deron Williams

With the news that Dwight Howard will not waive his early termination clause and will remain with the Magic for another season.  Or so that’s the latest being said although we’re still waiting for him to actually sign that paperwork to make it fact. If he does do that, it leaves the Nets in quite [...]

Howard Changes Mind Again, will return to Magic for ’12-’13

Anyone following the Dwight Howard saga has to be dizzy with all the flip-flopping going on. 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 [...]

Howard won’t commit to Magic for next season

Will he, won’t he. That is the game that has been played all afternoon with Dwight Howard and whether or not he will pick up the option for next season. Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that Howard will not waive his early termination option for next season and he will become a free agent this [...]

Howard sitting on the fence for 2012-2013 season in Orlando

Earlier today, the talk was that Dwight Howard was telling his Orlando teammates that he would not be opting out of his contract at the end of the season and would remain with the club for one more season. Not so fast. According to Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, multiple Magic have [...]