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Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 1:15 pm  |  5 responses

Magic May File Charges Against Nets and Rockets for Tampering with Dwight Howard


The madness that was yesterday in the NBA is somehow being trumped today. SI and NBA.com have the latest: “The Orlando Magic are contemplating filing tampering charges against two unnamed NBA teams for illegal contact with its franchise center, Dwight Howard, according to a league source. The Magic believe at least one of the teams have had contact with Howard — who reportedly wants to be traded — as recently as Thursday. If the team substantiates that belief, it will immediately file charges with the league, the source said. Howard has not publicly indicated that he wants to be dealt, and privately, the communications between Howard, his agent, Dan Fegan, and the Magic have produced mixed signals. At points, Howard indicates he might want to stay with the Magic, who have become a championship contender on his watch — only the Lakers and Celtics have won more regular season and playoff games over the last four years. But at other points, he indicates dissatisfaction with the makeup of the team. Orlando has had a contract extension on the table for Howard for some time, but he has — like other star players in recent years — not signed it.”

“The root of it on the Nets side, according to two sources, is alleged meeting between Dwight and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov on Thursday … The alleged Proky-Dwight meeting, according to source who spoke with the Magic about the situation, is believed to have happened in Miami … The root of Orlando’s potential tampering charge against Houston, source says, is alleged meeting w/ coach Kevin McHale & Dwight Howard.”

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  • Red

    I don’t mind Howard with the Rockets, he’ll be replacing a phenomenal center and carry on with what he did. I hate the Nets though.

  • bike

    Another example of why I believe all NBA owners are paranoid freaks.

  • AD

    @red why do you hate the nets? just curious

  • LA Huey

    I hope Dwight goes to Brooklyn. I’d love to see them punking the Knicks for the next few years.

  • Johnny

    I would like to state that let Howard go…Orlando should go after Nene ASAP…..
    I cannot beleive that The GM in Orlando has not made contact with Nene….Orlando wake up ..you are about to loose the world’s best Center….you lost Shaq …..please wake up NOW!!!!!!
    A Magic Fan~~~

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