Magic, Howard Have Not Spoken Since Lockout

Dwight Howard has much to consider before deciding where he wants to play. Dwight has a chance to meet with Magic GM Otis Smith on December 9, so we’re not concerned with the lack of dialogue just yet. From the Orlando Sentinel: “Dwight Howard’s long-term plans still remain a mystery to the Orlando Magic — and perhaps even to Howard himself. As of 7 Friday night, Magic General Manager Otis Smith had not had any substantive discussions with Howard’s powerhouse agent, Dan Fegan, who also represents free-agent shooting guard Jason Richardson and advises point guard Gilbert Arenas. Smith cautioned that it would be a mistake to read anything into that. Indeed, Smith and Fegan could speak with each other this weekend. And even if they don’t, there might not be any immediate reason for concern from the Magic’s perspective. Howard and Smith will have the chance to speak Dec. 9, the day training camps are scheduled to open across the league.”