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Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  14 responses

Magic Reportedly Didn’t Want to Trade Dwight Howard to Atlanta Hawks


The Atlanta Hawks placed several calls to the Orlando Magic inquiring about then-available superstar center Dwight Howard, but according to Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Orlando wouldn’t consider any trades involving Atlanta because the Magic didn’t want to deal Howard within the Southeast Division. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the details: “Ferry approached the Orlando Magic about a trade for Howard in early July but was turned down. He never had the opportunity to share his vision with Howard and try to convince him that the dysfunction that Howard (an Atlanta native) was familiar with was a thing of the past. It never even got as far as being in position to convince Howard to sign an extension. ‘We had discussions with Orlando about Dwight Howard,’ Ferry said. ‘They were apprehensive to trade him within the division.’ That may seem to hard to fathom. Logically, the Magic should’ve been more concerned about acquiring strong assets for Howard than him playing for another Southeast Division team. But given the dumpster full of unspectacular players, bad contracts and lottery-protected draft picks the Magic ended up with in the four-player trade, maybe it’s not so hard to believe. If Ferry was willing to take a calculated risk, without blowing up the team’s roster to get Howard, good for him. It shows aggressiveness and creativity. We’ll see where that takes him, and them.”

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  • http://youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    F you, Rob Henigan.

  • LA Huey

    The best conclusion one could reach about the Dwight trade was that it was done, not in Orlando’s best interest, only to spite Dwight.

  • pposse

    i cannot believe people like whomever the GM’s is and was for the Orlando Magic exist.

  • http://www.dimemag.com showtime

    Magics Gm have been just terruble(barkley voice).they could’ve got so much better form many other deals.lol

  • L Dribble

    So they’d rather have a bunch of mediocre players and high draft picks than have Dwight in the same division? Ridiculous.

  • Ill Smith

    …….you serious? Either Dwight’s playing for you or not who gives a damn what conference he’s in? Bring Otis back he might’ve been a heavy risk taker but he wasn’t a Scarecrow like this new GM.

  • IGGI

    Orlando is to blame????

  • Matt Park

    The owners/someone higher are probably to blame.

  • JL

    I’m just happy I’m not a Magic fan.

  • Brad09

    that new gm, ya he should probably be fired.

  • RunNGun

    Learn the game, Hennigan. Whether if it is in the division or not, you’ve got to listen to whatever deals are out there; yes, even the crappy ones (which you can laugh off maniacally later). That is NBA GM 101.

  • f u dwight

    L Dribble Posted: Aug.13 at 12:37 pm
    So they’d rather have a bunch of mediocre players and high draft picks than have Dwight in the same division? Ridiculous.

    -they didnt even get a lottery pick out of this whole thing except for their own pick. idiot GM

  • f u dwight

    LA Huey Posted: Aug.13 at 10:18 am
    The best conclusion one could reach about the Dwight trade was that it was done, not in Orlando’s best interest, only to spite Dwight.
    - so they spite him by sending him to bball heaven sunny hollywood LA?

  • Chou

    As a Hawks fan, I’m kind of hurt with this news. The Hawks could have offered Horford + pieces/picks. Could have worked out with Al coming back to Florida and Dwight coming home to ATL.

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