We have all been here before: superstar says he likes where he's at but won't sign a contract extension and won't commit long-term. Dwight Howard is starting to sound a lot like Carmelo Anthony and the Fight for Dwight is starting to sound like the 'MeloDrama, only with less time left on the clock.
Howard, who hosts a Memorial Day barbecue, spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about the city and his needs and plans but when asked the key question about committing sounded an awful lot like Anthony talking to the Denver Post last fall: "As of right now, I'm a part of the Orlando Magic and I plan to be here," he said.
He also spoke about how the team needs to upgrade and how the city of Orlando needs to commit, too. "We can change this small city that we have — this small market that we have — and we can make it a big market."
After a local Orlando TV station reported that the Magic and Howard are deep in talks about an extension. the Sentinel beat writer tweeted the story was "an empty web rumor...which is not going to happen."
- Dwight Howard reiterates his preference is to stay with the Orlando Magic - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
- Sources: Howard Working On Extension - Dave Pingalore - WKMG Sports
- Dwight Howard says first choice is to remain in Orlando - ESPN
- Dwight Howard says he wants to stay with Magic - Anthony Sulla-Heffinger - New York Post
- Howard has a Magic-al feeling - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Howard lacks logic with comments on future - Zach Lowe - Sports Illustrated
On Dwight Howard's "Plan" to Stay with the Orlando Magic, Avoid Free Agency - Evan Dunlop - Orlando Pinstriped Post