With all of the news surrounding Dwight Howard‘s meeting with Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan, Howard starting the season on Orlando’s roster seems almost unthinkable.
After all, he reiterated his desire to be traded during Wednesday’s meeting.
That, however, isn’t the case.
According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Howard still could be on the roster once the season starts.
“As I’ve said all along, we’re going to just continue to stay true to our process and let the process sort of dictate the opportunities and the scenarios that present themselves,” Hennigan told Robbins.
Hennigan went on to say the meeting “was more a chance for us to get out and get some face time with him and speak with him in person.”
The Magic clearly saw the way the Denver Nuggets handled Carmelo Anthony during the 2010-11 season and aren’t afraid of following that model. Whether or not that can result in a better offer like it did for the Nuggets remains to be seen.
(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider (http://ESPNFlorida.com) and is the co-host of the ESPNFlorida.com 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)