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Even Magic bloggers say Dwight is gone

 

I saw this when looking at espn.com

 

 

5. Fact or Fiction: Dwight Howard will stay with Orlando after 2011-12.

 

Nate Drexler, Magic Basketball: Fiction. LeBron James broke the seal on All-Stars jumping ship when they aren't winning championships. At this point in his career, it's what Dwight is looking for, too. I know he has love for Orlando, but the end game is getting a ring, and that championship isn't in the immediate future for Orlando.

Rob Mahoney, The Two-Man Game: Fiction. Howard's bizarre twisting of words and rules surrounding his future in Orlando (and his ability to sign an extension with the Magic) seems to suggest that he'll slink out the back door. It's hard to blame him, too; with Arenas and Turkoglu due over $66 million in the next two seasons, it will be hard for the Magic to make any substantial moves to improve. Other teams will likely offer brighter opportunities.

Eddy Rivera, Magic Basketball: Fiction. Barring a miracle, Dwight Howard's days in a Magic uniform are numbered. Howard wants to win a championship and Orlando isn't in the position to do that right now. No offense to Anderson, but when he's the second-most productive player on the roster, there's a problem. Howard deserves better. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side.

Matt Scribbins, Magic Basketball: Fiction. He likes Orlando, but he has made it clear he wants to play for a contender. Otis Smith better make some legitimate attempts to upgrade the roster (that actually work) or Dwight will be headed out of town posthaste.

David Thorpe, Scouts Inc.: Fact, but no one knows, including Dwight. If he knew someone like CP3 was heading to O-town, he'd definitely stay. Orlando's execs have to be focused on that. Absent some good player acquisitions, he's gone. Getting studs to team with Dwight should not be hard.

 

Link: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/5-on-5-110809/orlando-magic-offseason-questions

 

I thought this was reassuring, since even people from the Magic representatives were saying that Dwight is mostly likely not going to be staying in Orlando. The money is on the table and they even said that he was twisting words and everything (bolded above).  To be honest, I think he is coming the Nets. No way Orlando improves to keep him. Arenas is their Outlaw, but worse.

 

As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side.

Lets hope he likes Brooklyn grass

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