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March 6, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) talks to guard Jameer Nelson (14) during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
March 6, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) talks to guard Jameer Nelson (14) during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Greg Anthony and Marc J. Spears spoke recently to Larry Beil on Yahoo! Sports about how the Dwightmare is not over, that while Dwight Howard's decision to stay in Orlando gives Otis Smith some time to revamp his roster, nothing is guaranteed.

"He wants to be like Dwyane Wade rather than LeBron James," notes Spears. "If he wanted to be loyal, why wouldn't he commit to an extension already?" Anthony says one reason is that he's putting pressure on Smith and Stan Van Gundy to build a championship team. "It gives them a chance to revamp and retool that roster to prove that they have a chance to compete with the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in the East."

Spears believes there is no way Howard goes into training camp without having committed but adds that Howard's change of mind will permit other teams to "to get more creative". As for the Nets, Spears says, "If Deron Williams leaves New Jersey, there's no way he's going there." He meant Brooklyn.