Dwight Howard's name has been all over the news lately as trade rumors have once again picked up full force surrounding the superstar center.
It doesn't help matters that the Orlando Magic, Howard's current team, has gone from a perennial contender to a team that has struggled to score even 60 points in a game over the last week.
Yes, you read that right. Sixty points.
Last Monday, Jan. 23, the Magic scored a franchise-low 56 points against the Boston Celtics, who were missing Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo, among others.
Orlando is now mired in a four-game losing streak in which it is averaging just 76 points per contest. The slump forced Howard into a clubhouse rant in which he said he felt like players on the Magic didn't even act like they wanted to play.
So it's no surprise trade talks have picked up again.
Josh Robbins from the Orlando Sentinel joined David Kaplan on Tuesday's Chicago Tribune Live to discuss the possibility of Howard coming to the Bulls.
"I don't think much has changed," Robbins said. "Right now, Dwight's list of preferred destinations remains the Nets, Lakers and Mavericks. Those are the only three teams that the Magic have given Howard's rep permission to speak with. And so while Dwight might say -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- 'if God tells me to go to the Bulls, I'll go to the Bulls,' that's not really saying much. That's not really something that's new.
"So at this point, I don't really see his position changing, which probably bodes ill for Bulls fans, unfortunately for them."
There's plenty more from Robbins so be sure to check out the video.
Michael Jordan and Cristiano Ronaldo might come from different sports, but they share something in common in that they are two of the best athletes ever.
The duo came together over the weekend, with the latter posting a photo on Instagram to commemorate the moment. The post's caption — "We made history." — does all the talking. Check it out:
Jordan and Ronaldo are two of the most decorated athletes in sports history. While it's unclear what they were doing, it likely involved greatness in some regard.
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Phil Thompson and Mark Carman join David Kaplan on the panel.
01:00 - Can Coby White start right away? Is he a long term fit on the roster? And would Patrick Beverley be a good fit on the Bulls?
04:15 - The guys also discuss the price to move up in the draft and why the cost was too steep to pay.
06:00 - Cubs phenom Adbert Alzolay shines in his major league debut.
11:00 - Kap talks with Pat Boyle and Charlie Roumeliotis to get a preview of the NHL draft. Will the Blackhawks pick be ready to play this year? And what are the chances the Hawks make a trade at the draft? Plus with money to spend in free agency this year veterans like Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski are on the teams radar this offseason.
17:00 - Nascar driver Jesse Iwuji stops by to tell his unique journey from the Navy to Nascar driver. Plus how he helped honor a fallen hero last year at Chicagoland Speedway.
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