Dwight Howard Thought It Was "Done Deal," Blames Magic Ownership
In the latest update to his story that the Magic had ended trade talks regarding Dwight Howard, Adrian Wojnarowski quotes a source saying that Howard told friends on Tuesday that he thought the trade sending him to New Jersey was a "done deal."
But 24 hours later, it was a dead deal, and Howard's impression was that "ownership killed it." Stefan Bondy tweets that Howard's theory "is in line with what I heard about Otis Smith's suppressed role."
According to Wojnarowski, Howard reiterated his trade demand on Tuesday, but "there's still a belief among Magic officials that a successful season could help them keep Howard for the long-term." Moreover, reports Ken Berger, the Magic owners don't want to see Howard in another team's uniform when they host the All-Star Game February 26.
Dave D'Alessandro blames the "AAU mentality," and believes Billy King should just build a winning team "systematically," which wouldn't be too hard given the Nets assets.
Davis will actually be decent for the Knicks when he's healthy. There are two types of Baron Davis. The one that cares and the one that doesn't. Davis can tell the Knicks want him, and they'll be close enough to contending that he'll care. He'll be an effective player. Far from a star or anything like he may have once been. But he'll contribute. Far better than trotting Mike Bibby's corpse out there for anything more than 5-10 minutes in a game.
Evan Roberts trying to find any good news about the Brook injury.. Hopefully the Magic want to wait til the deadline, and the Nets aren't that good, which makes the Net's draft pick a little more intriguing, with the potential of it being a lottery pick
Just bring back RJ and K-Mart (not til Feb/March) and make it enjoyable for the fans
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't very few people really off from work the day after christmas (with the exception being of when it falls on a weekend like in this year's case)? I really don't know if it was really have much of an impact to have a similar post-holiday schedule
Is it bad that the first thought I had was he still looks old as hell for his age? I'm a year older than him but can pass for about 15 years younger. Anyway, great on him for losing all that weight. Hopefully it won't effect his defense although he should be much quicker