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Dwight Howard Rumors: Orlando Magic to Include Jason Richardson in Howard Trade, According to Report

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The Orlando Magic will attempt to include swingman Jason Richardson in any trade they make involving center Dwight Howard, reports Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM. It's been widely assumed that the Magic would instead try to offload the contracts of Hedo Turkoglu and/or Chris Duhon in any Howard trade, but it now appears that Richardson is the one of which they'd most like to rid themselves.

Rudolph points out that trying to package Richardson with Howard could signal that the Magic would prefer not to do business with Dan Fegan, the agent who represents Richardson and Howard, any longer. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel offers instead that Fegan could be the one trying to put the trade together.

Richardson, 31, averaged 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in his first full season with the Magic, who acquired him from the Phoenix Suns via trade in December 2010. He completed the first year of a four-year, $24 million contract he signed with Orlando prior to the 2011/12 season.

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