Are the Orlando Magic ready to trade Dwight Howard?
According to Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops, the answer is yes.
The source said that when Magic team president traveled to Michigan last weekend to speak in person with owner Rich DeVos, the conclusion was reached that not only was it time for Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith to go, but Howard, too.
That means the Magic will be proactive in soliciting deals once next week’s draft lottery results are in, clearing up the lay of the land in terms of which teams can offer the most value in return.
Update: The Sentinel’s Josh Robbins says the Magic have not made a decision.
Spoke to a few people. Everything I’m hearing is that the #Magic have not decided to trade Dwight Howard. . . .
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) May 24, 2012
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