Dwight Howard Requests Trade from Orlando Magic, Per Report

. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard has asked the Orlando Magic to trade him twice in the last several days, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, citing a conversation he had with Otis Smith, the team's President of Basketball Operations.

"We wouldn’t be who we are if we don’t take a look around all 29 teams and try to make the best deal for the Orlando Magic," Smith said, according to Robbins' report.

Early Saturday morning, Smith confirmed to multiple media outlets he had given Howard's agent--but not Howard himself--permission to discuss potential trades with the Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Mavericks. It's assumed that Howard would sign long-term with any of those teams, but Smith won't rule out trading him elsewhere.

"He can have his list of teams that he would like to go to, and we’ve probably got a few on our list of teams that we would like," Smith told the Sentinel.

As a player eligible for free agency in the summer of 2012, Howard holds leverage in trade discussions because he can inform teams he would not re-sign with them, which would in turn make those teams either rescind their trade offers or drastically scale them down, so as to not mortgage their best trade assets for a 66-game rental of Howard, the league's best center and arguably its best player.

We invite you to follow Orlando Pinstriped Post on Twitter and like Orlando Pinstriped Post on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker