Dwight Howard to ‘Take Advantage of Every Opportunity’ During 2012 Free Agency

by November 18, 2011

Whenever Dwight Howard faces the press, he has no choice but to answer questions about his upcoming free agency. The Orlando Sentinel has the latest carefully-constructed answer from the Magic superstar: “Although he stopped well short of saying he’s made a decision about his long-term future, Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard said Thursday he plans to take advantage of ‘every opportunity’ when he’s eligible to become a free agent during the summer of 2012. Howard spoke briefly with reporters after he signed copies of his new book, ‘All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports,’ at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando. Howard has been reluctant to talk about his potential free agency, and his comments came only after he was posed a specific question about the subject. ‘Well, that’s 2012,’ he said. ‘Everybody’s worrying about the wrong stuff. I didn’t come here today wanting to discuss where I’m going to be next year. At that point, it really doesn’t matter. The biggest thing for me is taking advantage of every opportunity that I have in front of me, and that’s how anybody should look at it. I’m 25 and I have a full life ahead of me, God-willing, and I have to do what’s best for me, and that’s it.'”