Dwight Howard wants to be traded to Nets, accusing Magic of blackmail
If there’s a player who’s become more despised than Dwight Howard over the past year, you’d have to tell me who it is. The man’s inability to make a decision has created one of the most drawn-out free agency processes in recent memory. And now, after over a year of indecision, Dwight reportedly has asked to be traded again.
According to ESPN, Howard met with new Orlando GM Rob Hennigan and told him he wanted to be traded to the Nets. The problem is Howard signed away his right to opt-out of his contract in March. He reportedly approached the NBA Players Association to complain that the Magic blackmailed him into signing the opt-in agreement.
We’re guessing this is the basis of his blackmail accusation.
None of this should come as a surprise. Since about the moment he opted-in for another year in Orlando, reports have said Howard still wanted to be traded. Meanwhile, the only joke in this situation is that the NBA was actually selling this ridiculous shirt.
I hope they trade him to Toronto or something.
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