Every day seems to bring forth a new trade scenario for the Magic's much maligned big man, and frankly I think I can speak for most of the Magic faithful in iterating that I'm ready for the Big Guy to Bounce, with a big B. What an incredible fall from grace for this guy, as I'm sure if you were a Magic fan at any point in time these last few years, you eagerly rooted for #12, a natural star with the talent & athleticisim to match, leading Orlando's deep charges into the playoffs and Finals.
Unfortunately, Howard has all but turned his back on the city and organization he pledged his undying "loyalty" for as recently as March. Seems light-years ago right? Even then, you had to have an unsettling feeling at the bottom of your stomach as an O-town fan, to see your franchise player take it down to the buzzer for what should have been a routine waiving of a early contract termination for the only team he has played for in his career. What I do remember much more clearly is the now-infamous press conference with Stan airing Dwight's intentions to get him fired, then seeing the duplicity of Dwight in full focus. A week later, Dwight is out with a bad back. Hm. Flown to L.A., misses Orlando in the playoffs, then hasn't been heard from since.
(On a side note, the fact that Magic brass fired Stan Van Gundy, if only to placate Howard, was one of the Worst decisions Orlando has ever made, short of max dealing Rashard, who I'm sure would've settled for much less to be a glorified jump shooter. But i digress).
So here we stand today, perusing deals by hungry franchises who circle Orlando's locker room like vultures, eagerly waiting to swoop in and scoop Howard (and take other unwieldy contracts with him). As every day passes and as Dwight continues to lurk in radio silence, it's become effervescently clear that his time has passed, and it would be the smart play to send Howard to the Left coast, very far away (does Siberia have an NBA team, by any chance?), in exchange for picks, cash, players and peace of mind. Oh wait, what's that you say? Dwight wants to play for Brooklyn? He must be on bath salts if he thinks Orlando wants to see him (play against him) 4 times a year, strengthen a division rival, and receive little to nothing for him after this whole debacle he's stirred, holding the team hostage and whatnot.
Dwight, if you're reading this, expand your trade list man. You don't want to be here, and we don't want you here. Shaq, I mean Dwight, it was good while it was good, but good was a long time ago.
What team will Orlando unload Howard to?
Los Angeles Lakers (23 votes)
Houston Rockets (89 votes)
Atlanta Hawks (2 votes)
Brooklyn Nets (bath salts, I tells ya) (8 votes)
Another franchise that will take him (7 votes)
129 total votes