Dwight Howard wants trade to Nets
According to ESPN.com, Dwight Howard has told Magic GM Rob Hennigan Friday that he wanted out of Orlando and wants to play for the Brooklyn Nets.
Howard still has one-year left on his deal and won’t become a free agent until next summer. No decision has been made about whether that request will be granted or not.
In March, Howard picked up the option for the final year of his contract with Orlando. But since then, has grown impatient with the organization, even telling people close to him that he feels the Magic blackmailed him into signing the “opt-in” clause. Howard has even approached the union wondering if he might have a legal complaint against the Magic.
Howard, a first team All-NBA selection, played 54 of 66 games this season, led the NBA in rebounding while scoring 20 points a game. He missed the latter portion of the season to have surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back.