Dwight Howard Dilemma Heating Up?
There’s “no issue” with (Dwight) Howard, according to one person familiar with the organization’s strategy. No issue yet, is probably a better way to put it. Armed with this new advice from Anthony, which comes straight out of the LeBron James playbook for changing teams and embracing the negative fallout, Howard just keeps plugging along, saying all the right things and winning games.
It’s fool’s gold for the Magic, who are destined to lose Howard once he and his representatives pull out all the tricks that were deployed by LeBron and Melo (Anthony), and a few new ones courtesy of a collective bargaining agreement that will force Orlando to make a decision rather than beg Howard to stay this summer. The max extension that Anthony got in his trade to the Knicks is no longer an option, and neither is the sign-and-trade route that would get Howard a max deal in July while also assuring that the Magic get some assets in return.
The issue that supposedly isn’t an issue is barreling down the lane like Howard in his Superman cape in the dunk contest. Hide the women and children, is the advice Anthony would have correctly offered the Magic if they’d asked.