Will Dwight Howard Sign Extension With Orlando?

by November 15, 2010

According to the Sentinel, Dwight may not be so quick to sign his name on the dotted line next summer: “Dwight Howard wants to stay in Orlando, but those closest to him say that signing a contract extension this summer with the Magic isn’t a gimme. Not ‘automatic’ I’m told. Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide told me he wouldn’t be surprised if Howard waits to make a decision, largely because of the uncertainty of the labor situation possibly affecting salary structures. But there’s certainly more behind Howard’s thinking: He might well make his mind up whether to accept an extension based on how the Magic fare through the playoffs this season … He has another season left on his contract after this one before he can become a free agent. He has a player option at $19.2 million for 2012-13 if he desires. Howard wants to remain with the Magic. But he wants to win a title even more.”