The Magic haven't talked to Dwight Howard or his agent yet. Once Otis Smith has his meeting with Dan Fegan and presumably Howard himself, he will decide what to do, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Then, the Sentinel's Josh Robbins writes, the Magic could go to the Nets ... and ask for Deron Williams!
The three bigs in free agency won't come cheap. Sam Amick writes that sources tell him that Nene, Tyson Chandler and Marc Gasol are "all set their early asking prices in the neighborhood of maximum-contract territory, starting at $14.8 million for Gasol, $17.7 annually for Nene, and $20.7 million for Chandler."
So it won't be easy and won't happen fast.
- Dwight Howard's long-term plans are still a mystery to the Orlando Magic - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
- NBA teams slow to jump into shallow free-agent pool - Sam Amick - Sports Illustrated
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