ATLANTA, GA - FILE: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic reacts after a turnover to the Atlanta Hawks during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was reported that the Orlando Magic have taken Dwight Howard off the market citing that none of the offers were worth pursuing December 14, 2011. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
In a tweet from the Magic locker room in Sacramento, Sam Amick reports Dwight Howard "said nothing has changed about his situation," and in an interview with Josh Robbins, Otis Smith says the same thing.
"Has anything changed with Dwight's situation?" Robbins asked. "No," Smith responded.
"Has he pulled back the trade request?" Robbins asked. "No," Smith responded.
"Has he expanded his list of preferred destinations?" Robbins finally asked. "Not to my knowledge," Smith responded.
“I think his leaving or going has nothing to do with Orlando,” Smith said of Howard. “I think he wants a bigger market. I can’t do anything about that.” Smith also said he and his family have received threats. As for Howard, he doesn't think he will be moved until the trade deadline, if at all, because the Magic are winning. And add Sam Amick to those who think the Nets have little chance of acquiring him in a trade.
- Magic GM Otis Smith: 'If trying is a sin, then I have sinned' - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
- Dwight Howard has not withdrawn his request to be traded from the Magic - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
- Howard giving the Magic his all despite standing trade request - Sam Amick - SI.com
- Dwight Howard giving the Orlando Magic his all despite standing trade request - Marc J. Spears - Yahoo! Sports
Dwight Just Might Be Moved, Still -Shaun Powell - NBA.com
Howard doesn't expect trade to Nets: report - New York Post