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Feb 24, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA;  Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard waves to fans at the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Orange County Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 24, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard waves to fans at the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Orange County Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Fred Kerber and Peter Vecsey take deep looks inside the Dwightmare Sunday and report there's a distinct possibility that Dwight Howard will remain with the Magic through the end of the season. The Magic believe Howard doesn't know what he wants and they hope a successful season and playoff run will help convince him to stay.

Kerber says Magic officials "privately confide they believe Howard isn’t sure what he wants to do (and0 they may not be far off." While Howard has said nothing has changed with his trade demand, he also talks about the difficulty of his decision.

"A lot of people wouldn’t understand what I’m going through. Really, it’s been tough on me all year," Howard said Saturday.

Vecsey similarly writes, "More than a few people in the know are convinced Howard will stay holed up in Orlando for the duration of the season", adding that the Magic have already passed on Andrew Bynum. Vecsey also expects other teams will try to convince Howard that they too should be added to his list of preferred destinations, starting with the Knicks.

As Dwayne Wade told Andy Vasquez no matter what happens, the Nets will be the talk of the league around the deadline, just as they were last year.