Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  27 responses

Orlando Magic GM Will Trade Dwight Howard if He Has to

Dwight Howard’s name will appear in the trade rumor mill every single day this season, and as the most coveted free agent next summer, Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith admits that trading the League’s best center isn’t entirely out of the question. From the Orlando Sentinel: “Otis Smith wants nothing more than to retain superstar center Dwight Howard for the long term, but in an interview Wednesday, the Orlando Magic’s general manager wouldn’t rule out trading Howard if he has no other choice. ‘I think you have to look at everything,’ Smith told the Orlando Sentinel when asked if he’d consider dealing Howard to another team. ‘I don’t think you can take anything out of consideration. I think, one, you have to talk to your player first. We have to figure out where his head is, not where everyone thinks his head is, and just more figure out where he wants to be. And then you have to make the best decision of what’s in the best interests of the franchise. That’s how I’ve always went about it: to make the best decision that’s in the best interests of the Orlando Magic. I think you have to wait and leave all that up in the air. I don’t think you can say you will or you won’t [trade] at this point, because you don’t know what you don’t know. I can speculate based on what I read and hear, but that’s really not fair to Dwight and it’s not fair to us. So you have to have a conversation with him about what he wants to do, and then you have to make the best decision that’s in the best interests of the franchise, as always.’”

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  • AD

    just trade him to the nets.

  • Bagus Laksono

    no, just trade him to the lakers, so he will reach the champion with kobe ;)

  • Natty dread

    Dwight Howard to the Chicago BULLS!!!

  • Sam

    Could someone please explain the purpose of this site to me? 95% of posts are simply quoting other sources, and usually at least a day old. Pointless….

  • Natty dread


  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    d12 + bg + eric gordon= champions

  • vp

    you forgot about the + del negro factor


    come to the raptors!

  • AD

    @aman from arkansas if dwight goes to clippers… dnt u think eric gordon is gone? that would be a stupid trade and automatically give conspiracy theorist thoughts

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER


  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzpOkVb5KN8 nbk

    This is the last day of the lockout, and UCL can go back to the Tarzan we are all used too.

  • burnt_chicken

    95% of your sources are your grandmother, Sam.

  • Ballislove

    I agree w/ natty

  • LA Huey

    Glad to see they’re being realistic.

  • Jamaal87

    Zip it, Sam.

  • AL


  • AL

    S@m yr an @$$

  • joel

    Otis Smith is retarded and has single handedly fucked up the Orlando Magic Organization. If he was doing what was in the best interest of the team he wouldn’t have even entertained bringing a gun toting broke knee wash out. He has a lot of to make up for considering that Magic will be irrelevant once Dwight leaves and brings a championship to his next team. How do you have the 2nd highest payroll in the league and have such a sub par team?

  • http://nba.com GP23

    He’s gonna be a Laker, I’m telling you, he is.

  • slamfan4life

    Bulls!!!!! Noah-Taj and picks!

    but……i see him bein a laker

    darn it:(

  • RunNGuN

    D12 + Knicks = Match Made in Heaven… Make it happen, Grunfield!

  • @Killinem_K

    Chiillll!!! leave dwight in orlando and stop giving him these washed up players that got like 3 months of decent play left in them. If you give Dwight a A+ pointgaurd (Chris Paul)and a year to work on that Chemistry
    Ill bet $$$ (and my Liver)that the Orlando Magic get mentioned when they talk about Championship Contenders….

  • igotgame

    Dream all you want, He will stay in Orlando to finish what he started,That is the type of good person he is.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    someone is going to end up sad. ANd I bet he posted at 5:03

  • Ldub20

    Sam came in, gave his 2 cents and got a bunch of crap for thinking he was smart. If you dont like the site, then dont visit it. Plain and simple. I think a trade for DH will happen this year. Just like CP3 he is a FA and Orlando would get nothing for him when he leaves. Business wise, a trade is what is needed. Otherwise you’re losing the biggest thing in Orlando since Shaq for absolutely nothing. Trade him, or trade for someone like DWill so he will stay!

  • barida

    hawks iwll egt him in foro hinrich , horford,smith,frist round dtrraft pick

  • http://www.mynbatv.com John

    he’s going for LAKERS !!!!
    Yo, i’m so exited with this games, anyone going to see the game ? well i know this site usually got nice streams http://www.mynbatv.com i watched yesterday chicago vs Lakers