Magic Discussing Potential Howard Trade With 6+ Teams
“I’d say everybody in the league has called us. …but this late, it’s six to eight,” [Magic GM Otis] Smith said before the Magic faced the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
Smith said there was “nothing new to report” about Howard’s situation.
With the trade deadline next [Thursday], Smith wouldn’t get into any specifics about Howard.
“We still have a ways to go. It’s early,” he said. “Usually nothing gets done until the 15th.”
Howard has an early-termination option in his contract and can become a free agent after the season. He told the Magic he preferred to be dealt to the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks or Los Angeles Lakers.