dwight howard Archive

Around the Rim: Heat have huge half, Magic rolling

A quick recap of Tuesday’s games in the NBA. Heat 120 Spurs 98: Dwayne Wade was once again in street clothes on the bench, watching his teammates get schooled and trailing by as much as 17 points. But it looked like a whole new Miami team took the court in the second half as they [...]

Dwight Howard reportedly open to joining Clippers

Everyone has been trying to figure out what the future is for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.  With him set to be a free agent at season’s end, Howard has some control and has told his current club that he only has three teams on his wish list: the LA Lakers, the New Jersey Nets [...]

Ryan Anderson sparks Magic to win over the Knicks

When teams play the Orlando Magic, the focus is typically on slowing down Dwight Howard.  But that is when his teammates need to step up. Ryan Anderson did just that, scoring a career-high 30 points including seven 3-pointers to help his team to a 102-93 win at Madison Square Garden. Anderson hit 7 of 13 [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/13/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the Miami Heat and if people are panicking, Dwight Howard’s big night and the strategy more teams might use against him, rumors of a return to the NBA, the issues with the Knicks, rookie of the year discussion, injuries and more. You can now [...]

Around the Rim: Dwight Howard is still the best center

Magic 117 Warriors 109: An incredible night for Dwight Howard as Mark Jackson told his team to foul him and foul him and foul him some more. So much so that the Magic big man took an NBA record 39 free throws. It was sound coaching too with Howard hitting only 21 of them but [...]

Howard’s big night seals Magical West coast sweep

Dwight Howard went to the free-throw line for an NBA regular-season record 39 attempts because Mark Jackson wanted to give his team the best chance to win. Considering that him missing 18 free-throws is the equivalent of nine turnovers and that Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh and David Lee had no prayer of defending Howard one-on-one, [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/11/12

On the latest podcast, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about Kobe Bryant’s scoring this season, the Miami Heat’s loss to the Warriors and Lebron James’ role, what is the toughest arena to play in right now, how the Bulls make look winning easy, a comparison between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and a possible [...]

Early roster for Team USA leaked

Later this month, USA Basketball will announce the preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics.  Chris Sheridan over at SheridanHoops.com has the scoop with the entire 19-man roster. The team is expected to include LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams. It [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/9/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz run down the latest on Dwight Howard trade rumors, the future for Deron Williams in New Jersey, coaching talk around the league including a couple of Hall of Fame names, the effect of the Eric Maynor injury to the Thunder, where teams stand right now and if there is truly [...]

Video: Dwight Howard talks about loss to Bulls

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard talks about his team’s 97-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls, what his team needs to do to get better and if he would like to play with Derrick Rose.

Video: Mejia and Fritz talk Bulls win, Howard rumors

Following the Bulls 97-83 victory over the Magic on Friday night, Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz talk about the game from the Amway Center in Orlando as well as the latest Dwight Howard trade rumors, issues with the Knicks and the top teams out west.

Around the Rim: Night of blowouts

A look around Wednesday night in the NBA while nothing else was on the tube. Spurs 101 Warriors 95: The Warriors looked like they had this game until the fourth quarter where the Spurs took charge.  Tony Parker stepped up, scoring 10 of his 21 points then to lead the charge.  With Manu Ginobili out [...]

Pro Basketball News podcast – 1/4/12

Tony Mejia and Brian Fritz discuss the early choices for the NBA All-Star game with the ballots already coming out and how tough it could be for newcomers to make it, trade rumors including Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Kevin Love and others, the excitement around the Timberwolves, early surprises around the league already, injury issues [...]

Magic hoping some team will want to rent-a-Dwight

Dwight Howard has made his intentions known.  He wants to be traded from the Magic and has put the Nets, Lakers and Mavericks on his wish list where he would sign an extension. That hasn’t stopped Orlando and GM Otis Smith from hoping that other teams will get involved in the bidding to have the [...]

Stroll through the paint – Thursday’s soap operas

ORLANDO – It’s a big game for the Magic, one they need to generate confidence early in a season that had the air let out of it before it even started. Jameer Nelson gets a crack at Deron Williams, who is feeling the strain of having to haul the Brook Lopez-less Nets around two games [...]