Report: Magic a house divided on Dwight Howard trade
We all keep waiting for some kind of definitive decision from the Orlando Magic — are they going to keep or trade Dwight Howard?
Maybe the reason we don’t have that answer is that the Magic are still divided on what they want to do, or what kind of trade package they want back.
That’s what Sam Amick says over at Sports Illustrated, in a story that makes sense in fitting a lot of the conflicting pieces together.
Or even if they want to move him — Smith seems to have accepted the reality that Howard is gone no matter what, but Martins and DeVos are working hard to keep him.
Amick points to the Nets offer — Smith has been pretty clear he doesn’t love Brook Lopez at the heart of a package, but Lopez is still in the mix because others in the organization like him.
Looking at all the reports about Howard through this prism makes everything make a little more sense.
Owners tend to win these battles — they own the team after all. If DeVos wants to try and keep Howard, they will not move him. I still think that is the most likely scenario.