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Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:50 am  |  67 responses

Dwight Howard Not Opposed to Playing in Chicago With Derrick Rose


There’s been some talk that adidas wouldn’t want its two biggest marketing stars in the NBA, Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose, playing on the same team. According to Howard, that’s simply not true. Reports the Chicago Tribune: “Approached Friday night in New Orleans after a 26-point loss to the Hornets, Howard shared his thoughts on a long-shot trade to the Bulls. ‘If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen,’ Howard said. ‘It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose. I love him. That’s my brother.’ Howard disputed the notion that marketing issues factored into his leaving the Bulls off his initial trade wish list. Both Howard and Rose have contracts with Adidas, and some believe the company doesn’t want two signature players on the same team. ‘It has nothing to do with Adidas,’ Howard said. ‘In fact, Adidas would love that because me and Derrick have the same guy.’”

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  • http://fjskdlf.com Jukai

    What if God wanted you to keep playing with Orlando and to shut your god damn mouth?

  • Jose Venegas

    Bulls would be unbeatable, that’s for sure.

  • Fat Lever

    Hahaha, Jukai with some chin music! What if god were one of us? What then Dwight?

  • ThaWindy

    Traded everybody but Rose and for Howard.

  • MLK4Life

    Noah, Boozer, 1st Round pick for Howard and Ryan Anderson. Makes sense to me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Dwight, the only logical reason Chicago is not on your list is because of Adidas. You even said last week all you care about is winning.

  • jonpyok

    the most valuable player and defensive player of the year in one team.. go bulls!

  • ThaWindy

    ^trade

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    That’d be sweet.

  • MLK4Life

    Howard, Anderson, Deng, Rip and Rose. Gibson, Korver, Watson, Brewer off the bench. If John Paxson gets a call from Otis Smith, he’d be foolish not to pull the trigger.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com K.Holiday

    Annnd tomorrow D-12 will come out and say ” I’d love to play with Spurs” and the day after that ” I’d love to play with the Suns” and the day after that ” I’d love to play with the Pacers”. OTIS SMITH, TAKE A HINT! TRADE HIM ALREADY!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Dwight is trying his very hardest to avoid actually saying he wants to play elsewhere to the media. He’s struggling though, lol

  • LP

    a Realistic trade: Howard, Turkoglu for Noah, Gibson, 1st Round…Orlando will want some guard, and Bulls dont have it to offer…But they wont send anderson, they want to get rid of hedo’s contract…but i would trade my step-mom for dwight…

  • bike

    How about listing the teams that you DON’T want to play for Dwight. Then shut up. Forever.

  • shutup

    Dwight is trying really hard to annoy everybody that has to read these f^ckin stories, and its working. STFU big man, everyday another article about where he wants to play or would play, meanwhile he should be in the gym workin on his footwork and free throws

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    stupid jerk keeps answering questions. dumb idiots keep reading his responses. This is all Dwight’s fault.

  • 130623

    Personally think the bulls would have to give up too much and they don’t need Howard, their already good defensively, they need a second scorer who can create for themselves! Look what happened to the Knicks when they traded for melo! Not saying its on the same scale but there’s no guarantee Howard makes the bulls better than they already are!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Yes there is. If Chicago could get Dwight without giving up Rose & Deng then they will be better.

  • MLK4Life

    Dwight makes the Bulls an even better defensive team. Howard is a better low post scorer than Boozer. I’d take his 22 and 14 a night over Boozer’s inconsistency and Noah’s 12 and 12. You know what you’re getting from Dwight every night. The offense would have another threat to it. Rip coming off screens. Rose exploding by people. Dwight posting up. If the opportunity is there, Boozer and Noah isn’t too much to give up at all.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    This is seriously a no-brainer for both Howard and the Magic.
    If Howard wants to contend for a title for years, a 23 year old Rose would be a better partner than a 33 year old Kobe Bryant.
    Thibs is a coach who really values playing from the inside out so Howard would get plenty of touches inside.
    On the other hand, Orlando isn’t gonna get better players elsewhere unless the Lakers give up both Gasol and Bynum.
    I think the Magic would demand Deng and wouldn’t take back Boozer.
    I also think they wouldn’t trade Anderson.
    So yeah, I think it would be something like Noah, Gibson, Deng and picks for Howard and Turkoglu.
    A lineup of Nelson, Richardson, Deng, Anderson and Noah, with Gibson off the bench wouldnt be too bad.
    The Bulls would have Rose, Rip, Turkoglu, Boozer and Howard.
    Not bad for both teams.

  • shutup

    so at least you admit its Dwight saying these things and not his agent anonymously thats a step to recovery you f^%kin twat. and by your logic bringing a cancer onto a team that has arguably the best team chemistry in the NBA would make them better, got it. your an idiot. Both you and Dwight should STFU

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Saying what things idiot. He still has never said to the media he wants to get traded. He is having trouble skating around the questions, but he still hasn’t said anything that merits little sensitive ginas like yourself to get all hoity toity. Every time you here about him wanting a trade it comes from anonymous sources. Which is always, 100% of the time, either the Magic or His Agent.

  • Ill Smith

    Smh son how many times can it be said, STFU & JUST HOOP. Orlando knows what they’re doing, they know Dwight misses out on plenty money if he’s forced to wait until the summer time, so they’ll test him to see where his heart is really at. Does he stay for the money or is he that unhappy in Orlando? Unless the Lakers make a panic trade for Howard (which they shouldn’t, sending out Gasol for the Carmelo Package of good role players, cap room & picks would better serve em) he can’t get to his preferred destinations. Who Dallas or Jersey gone send for Howard? I said it before the season started & I’ll say it again Dwight Is headed to Brooklyn next year.

  • MLK4Life

    If they don’t trade him and allow him to leave in free agency, Otis Smith will be known as the biggest fool in recent NBA history. Chicago. LA. New Jersey. Dallas. Somewhere. Trade him.

  • 130623

    Yeah true, but Orlando wouldn’t just take Noah and role players, they would want Noah and deng

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Noah, Boozer, Asik, Watson, Picks for Howard & Turkoglu. If they could pull that off then they would be golden. Except their depth down low would be gone.

  • Soulquarian

    The Bulls will not trade for Dwight mid-season.

  • Ldub

    I am sorry, I was a really big DH fan. Funny, exciting, humble, etc. Now with all this back and forth, I dont wanna go there, Id love to go there nonsense. Im over it all and over DH. Dude has alot of talent, and damn near unlimited potential. But all this emotional roller coaster is too much. I dont wanna hear anything else about DH unless he has actually been traded or the team decided to keep him and hope he stays in the off season! POINT BLANK PERIOD!

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    ALl the people telling Dwight to STFU, should shut up themselves and read nbk’s comment @ 11:31 PM

  • shutup

    its on record that Dwight demanded a trade so quit talkin out your @$$. Dwight doesnt have that competitive fire thats needed for a championship, it was on exhibit when he let Nate use him as a prop thus giving away that dunk contest, along with his diva like attitude which is cancerous in the locker room I feel sorry for the team that does end up with him, not only will they have to gut their core to get him but theres an old saying, “you lose em how you get em”

  • robb

    @Soulquarian why?

  • Dirtybird

    He’s become Dwight Whoreward now, lol

  • Riggs

    @shutup: comparing a championship to the dunk contest. jesus christ.

  • http://fjskdlf.com Jukai

    Honestly, if Orlando won’t part with Ryan Anderson.. what about Noah, Deng, Gisbon, and draft picks for Howard and Jason Richardson? I know Richardson is a bit old and beat up, but he’ll be a decent replacement for Deng (and can spot up at the three way better, remember his time in Phoenix). I think the money works, but ESPN trade machine says Noah is untradable, not sure if that’s true or not.

  • boss

    This is as worse as lebrons decision trade him or sign because his team is suffering very selfish of him

  • Holiday

    He should add Philadelphia to his list, rather he signs in the off season or they package up Igudola with something worthy he would play with a young core. And Brand although older is still a decent starting 4, and I’m not sure but I bet a lot of the 76ers are on rookie contracts or just no max contracts outside of Andre! He gets a big market, his own legacy and really his own team! just a thought!

  • http://www.coachesclipboard.net/FlexOffense.html nbk

    Of course it’s on record the he requested a trade. He told the Magic and his agent he wanted to be traded, they told the world.

  • Heals

    How bout you just list to 10 teams you won’t play for instead of all the ones you will and save us all some mouse clicks…

  • http://fjskdlf.com Jukai

    Holiday: I thought about that, Phili is a really strong defensive team in need of a go-to star player. Howard isn’t exactly go-to, but he’ll draw defenders and open up for players to hit some big shots. I mean, the fit is a little too perfect.
    I just think Howard a) wants another superstar on his team so incase the team does go sour, he’s not carrying the load himself.. and b) wants a destination better than Phili.

  • AQWORD

    If he goes to Chicago … It’s Ova Chicken !

  • shutup

    @riggs just showing either you have the fire to be the absolute best or you dont, you think Jordan woulda let Dominique jump over him? You think Kobe would let Lebron jump over him? Just using that as a prime example. @nbk get over yourself at first he didnt tell anybody and his agent was acting anonymously, now he told them and they told the world, get your head out your @$$, stop contradicting yourself

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    Dumbass, your reading ability is just a notch about my asshole. I’ve been saying the whole time Howard requested a trade IN PRIVATE, the Magic and his Agent are who release the information to the PUBLIC/MEDIA. It’s f*cking common practice.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    above*

  • tomtom

    Oh dwight just fukc off, ur boring me.

  • shutup

    do you really want me to go back to the post where you said his agent doesnt have to clear it with Howard and would do this on his own in the best interest of his client and release it anonymously? and where in your posts covers the fact that Dwight has diarrhea of the mouth when he speaks to the media? and listen f$cktard I can read just fine, its your ability to contradict yourself and still think your right that amazes me. and not to split hairs but you said he demanded a trade not requested. I wanna clear up a lil loophole your squirmy a$$ might try to slide through, of course Dwight would make his demand for a trade to the team, the team is the only one who could trade him, because you can only demand something from someone with the power to grant it. Hows that for reading comprehension you twit. and save me your assumptions on how it got to the media, because his agent works for him and would be the one who handles Dwights PR, thus he would be the one to release it to the News, but not without consent from Dwight.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    His agent doesn’t have to clear it with Dwight to tell people anonymously that he wants to get traded. Dwight requests the trade, the team and his agent release the news to the world (to draw interest and receive as many trade proposals as possible). There would be no benefit whatsoever to Dwight publicly saying he wants to be traded. Which is why there is not a single quote anywhere from Dwight, saying he wants to be traded. — And please, explain the difference to everyone between a requested trade, and a demanded trade……
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    Dec 12, 2011 – “Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith discloses Dwight Howard’s trade demand.”
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    Dec 10, 2011 – “Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has requested a trade to New Jersey, a source close to the situation confirmed to SI.com.”
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    will you ever just shut the f*ck up? You’re a moron.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeLRym4Q-pg nbk

    what I’m trying to explain to shutup about how trades work is common practice. he is just to stupid to understand. So i hope this does help someone with the ability to learn.

  • LeBryanNash

    SHUTUP DWIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    If Rose gets Howard, its over for the Eastern Conference. Your Welcome!!

  • Ldub

    lol NBK and SHUTUP going at it over bacon bits. love it. 2 strong minded cats. yessir…thank you SLAM for allowing us to post our own opinions and debate with others. blog city.

  • shutup

    still havent covered how that ties into Dwight talking to teams about where he wants to go and the fact that Orlando tried to deny it so obviously they didnt agree with the fact that it was released, lastly no agent is going to do something against his clients wishes. Common practice is to keep your cash cow happy because there are countless other blood suckers fiendin for that 15%

  • Chac Mool

    Dear Dwight, I know you’re reading this…;). You asked for a sign that God wanted you to move to Chi-Town? I already sent one…his name is PATRICK KANE. Didn’t you see the NHL breakaway challenge? Pack your SHIrT and go…Now!!

  • ayan

    still, i’d love to go with the current Bulls line up.. don’t wanna give up guys like Joakim and/or Carlos for Dwight though i love how Dwight plays in Orlando.. i still believe that the current Bulls line up is a Contender on Eastern Conference that’s all..

  • http://www.coachesclipboard.net/FlexOffense.html nbk

    It’s not coming out that it’s his agent, nothin for him not to approve of. This is how sources work

  • Chac Mool

    Seriously Dwight, it’s called a Synchronicity…or a meaningful coincidence. Kaner plays for Chicago, dressed up in your Superman outfit, and scored that great goal. I mean, if he missed, you might have an argument not to go win many, many ‘chips with the Bulls, but he scored. I know it gets cold there, suck it up! Buy Shaq’s old fur coat stash, he prolly needs the money by now, he’s been out of the L for almost six whole months!

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7337505/orlando-magic-otis-smith-gave-permission-dwight-howard-agent-speak-new-jersey-nets nbk

    You mean Dwight’s agent talking to teams? Do you just read rumors and believe all of them? Dwight’s agent had permission to talk to teams after Dwight asked to be traded. Click my name. Dwight asked to be traded privately. His agent was given permission to talk to teams. The Magic (Otis Smith) announced Dwight’s trade demand to the public. Good night.

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7337505/orlando-magic-otis-smith-gave-permission-dwight-howard-agent-speak-new-jersey-nets nbk

    And you saying Dwight talked to teams at all proves exactly how ignorant you are about this process btw.

  • Justin G.

    Why doesn’t he do the same thing NHL goalie Ryan Miller did when he was being asked about leaving Buffalo? “Don’t ask me about it anymore please”. Yes, he’s getting asked the same questions in every city but he doesn’t have to answer them. “I’m not talking about my status with Orlando or any other team for the rest of the year. The first person to ask equals me asking you all to leave. Thank you” Then the only questions he’ll be asked are “Why haven’t you worked on your game?” and “Doesn’t it bother you that you not to have made any progress in all your time in the NBA?”

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7337505/orlando-magic-otis-smith-gave-permission-dwight-howard-agent-speak-new-jersey-nets nbk

    Answering questions still isn’t b*tching. Or calling anyone out. He talks about the whole team improving when he talks about anything about the team, and he’s always right on about their issues. He says he would love to play with Derrick Rose. the question he was asked is Missing makes it look like he just says things randomly. What he says maybe dumb but he isn’t whining. And saying you would want to play with derrick rose is what everyone would say.

  • shutup

    @justin G great example and dead on with how I feel about the situation.
    @nbk talking to reporters not teams I was typing fast. and hes thrown his team under the bus a number of times, the same type of sh!t TO did to romo, Dwights been unhappy about the situation for awhile now and he could change that by being a presence that demands the ball, not by b!tching but by the work he should be putting in on his game. Ive said it a bunch of times there is a reason that the players and the coach will not defer to him, there is a reason they dont believe in him. and its not gonna change until he changes. “no matter where you go, there you are”

  • blake

    if dwight howard leaves will he be a bad guy to?

  • Justin G.

    Depends how he does it blake. @nbk…the problem is that he’s talking period. Whether he’s right or not you don’t talk about it with the media. That’s the sort of stuff you talk about behind closed doors with your teammates, coaches, or GM. Why does he have to say anything? Just shut up, play ball, and put the media on notice that he won’t be answering any questions to do with contracts, teams he wants to play for, what’s wrong with Orlando, etc. etc. It’s not that hard

  • RunNGun

    With all the “tampering” that’s going on, I’m surprised the NBA hasn’t slapped D12 with a handsome fine.

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7337505/orlando-magic-otis-smith-gave-permission-dwight-howard-agent-speak-new-jersey-nets nbk

    Fin me a quote where he threw his team under a bus or talked about wanting to get traded to the media. imo, everyone complaining about Dwight is overreacting.

  • shutup

    “The Orlando Magic lost their fourth straight game last night, and with finger-pointing in the locker room,” AND

    From the Orlando Sentinel:

    Howard intimated that teammates didn’t stick to their roles Thursday night’s loss to Boston. “We didn’t play the right way and we have to change,” he said. “Everybody just can’t come down (the floor) and feel like they have to take the game over. You just have to play team-ball and play the way we want to play. We didn’t do that.” Howard included himself in the meltdown inwhich the Magic lost a 27-point lead. He finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds, but didn’t steady the ship as the lead dwindled and got into early foul trouble.

    Howard said the team let down after racing to a big lead.“We thought it was going to be easy after the first two quarters,” Howard said. “We can’t allow that. We have to change.”
    your welcome nbk

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He said we you little p*ssy. He’s talking about the whole team. I can find quotes from every NBA player who has ever been interviewed after a loss that says things that mean the exact same thing. Your a b*tch if you think that’s throwing people under a bus. A Straight up B*tch.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    “There’s really no excuses but it’s a wakeup call,” said Joakim Noah who finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds. “We don’t have anything figured out. People are always saying “Oh, it’s ok, you’re going to win the next game, it’s easy,” nothing is easy in this league. We didn’t start the game with the right mindset and it bit us in the ass” – here’s Joakim calling out his teams mindset.
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    After game 3 of the 84 finals Larry Bird called his teammates “sissies”
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    Players answer questions about the games they play in. Sometimes, if the team has issues, the player will acknowledge them. The only time it’s an issue is when little pansies like yourself are paying attention. Amazingly enough, these are grown men, words in a press conference about the teams effort during a game they just lost are not going to hurt anyone’s feelings. Unless your a p*ssy.

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