SLAM ONLINE | Trader’s Market: Melo Pt. 2 - Southern Hospitality
Sandy Dover says the Orlando Magic are contenders to land Denver Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony via trade because they can offer salary relief (Vince Carter's partially expiring contract) and solid talent (Mickael Pietrus, whom Dover calls the "real treat" for Denver in the deal). He believes pairing Anthony with Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, and Rashard Lewis could help the Magic "go to the NBA Finals."
Grading NBA Teams’ Usage of the D-League: Southeast Division | D-League Digest
Four well-respected experts agree: the Magic earn an F for their non-use of the NBA's D-League so far. Eddy Rivera points out that the Magic don't have much need for the D-League, since they're a contending team, but Matt Hubert counters with this bit:
Sure, they’ve been successful on the court the past few seasons, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Other top teams like the Lakers, Celtics and Spurs have made much better use of the D-League as a developmental tool than Orlando.
Dwight Howard to visit Haiti and host charity event for Haiti – Orlando Magic BasketBlog
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel passes along word that Howard will support earthquake relief for Haiti in a variety of ways.
charitybuzz | Test Your skills with Superman Himself, Dwight Howard
As we posted in this FanShot earlier, Howard is also supporting Usher's New Look, another charity, by auctioning off a game of HORSE.