Dwight Howard Update: Magic Hopeful They Can Deal Him In Early August

The Dwight Howard saga looks like it may finally come to an end in a couple of weeks.

According the Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, the Magic “are hopeful that they can pull the trigger on a deal by early August,” but Amick didn’t know which of the many rumored deals they could complete.

Although a three way trade seems between the Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers has been the rumor, we continue to hear the Magic like the potential return the Rockets could give them and expect this deal to involve the Rockets in some way (with the Rockets either getting Howard or Andrew Bynum in a three-way involving the Lakers).

A deal involving the Rockets makes a lot more sense, considering Cleveland won’t make Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving available and doesn’t seem willing to part with either Tristan Thompson or Dion Waiters, the last two fourth overall picks.

Amick also has an update on the coaching search, saying he’d be “surprised at this point if the job doesn’t ultimately go to San Antonio’s Jacque Vaughn,” which seems to flow with what many others in the media are reporting.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him onTwitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

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