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Dwight Howard Upset GM Otis Smith Hasn’t Taken More of His Advice

Dwight Howard has been pushing for a trade from the Magic. He’s hinted that he wants to go to the Lakers, but his GM reportedly isn’t interested in what the Lakers are offering. He’s also interested in playing for the Nets with Deron Williams.

Though it’s obvious that Dwight wants out, he’s trying to leave Orlando without looking like the bad guy. He’s blamed the media for pushing him out, and now he’s blaming his GM for not doing enough.

“I’ve talked to a lot of guys and they’ve expressed a lot of interest and would come here,” Howard said. “And I’ve expressed that to the correct people, and none of it’s happened.

Offered the chance to respond, [GM Otis] Smith countered that he has consulted with Howard on most, if not all, moves made in recent years. Smith also said that he did acquire some of the players Howard had suggested.

Howard says he has not had a good enough relationship with his GM. I don’t know what kind of moves Dwight has suggested, but I think Smith has done a pretty good job building the roster. He’s acquired Ryan Anderson, Marcin Gortat, and Hedo Turkoglu in trades. He’s drafted players like Dwight, J.J. Redick, and Courtney Lee. Hedo Turkoglu and Brandon Bass marked some of his better signings.

The team made the Finals three seasons ago, and then lost in the Conference Finals two seasons ago. They’ve had good teams. Otis Smith built good rosters. Losing Hedo Turkoglu to the Raptors took away one of their key players, and then everything fell apart last season. I can see why Dwight wants out, but he shouldn’t blame Otis Smith as the reason.



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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5K7YNJUHVYBHXW5YIE27I337AU Charles

    “And I just want to make sure that WE have the right things here so WE can win a championship. And I’m all about change.”  …Dwight

    What DWIGHT is really saying is, he wants to make sure that HE has the right things(his friends)here so HE can win a championship, and HE’S all about change, IF it doesn’t include him.

    I could give a rat’s behind about a championship if Jameer, Turk, Anderson or JJ are traded for Cry Baby’s hired guns. BUT for Atlanta pulling 3-pointers out of their butts at the end of the 24 second clock last year and Howard being stiffed by 3 stiffs, the Magic would have moved on, and who knows how far they could have gone, and Dwight might not be having his egocentric, GM dreamin’ prissy fit! So, I guess I’ll issue MY ultimatum, since it’s the thing to do, lately…Otis…tell him to pass the ball off to open players QUICKLY, make his free throws, don’t disappear at the end of close games, obey the coach and be a team leader and helper, NOT a hindrance, quit whining about fouls, and THEN you’ll talk!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5K7YNJUHVYBHXW5YIE27I337AU Charles

    “And I just want to make sure that WE have the right things here so WE can win a championship. And I’m all about change.”  …Dwight

    What DWIGHT is really saying is, he wants to make sure that HE has the right things(his friends)here so HE can win a championship, and HE’S all about change, IF it doesn’t include him.

    I could give a rat’s behind about a championship if Jameer, Turk, Anderson or JJ are traded for Cry Baby’s hired guns. BUT for Atlanta pulling 3-pointers out of their butts at the end of the 24 second clock last year and Howard being stiffed by 3 stiffs, the Magic would have moved on, and who knows how far they could have gone, and Dwight might not be having his egocentric, GM dreamin’ prissy fit! So, I guess I’ll issue MY ultimatum, since it’s the thing to do, lately…Otis…tell him to pass the ball off to open players QUICKLY, make his free throws, don’t disappear at the end of close games, obey the coach and be a team leader and helper, NOT a hindrance, quit whining about fouls, and THEN you’ll talk!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5K7YNJUHVYBHXW5YIE27I337AU Charles

    “And I just want to make sure that WE have the right things here so WE can win a championship. And I’m all about change.”  …Dwight

    What DWIGHT is really saying is, he wants to make sure that HE has the right things(his friends)here so HE can win a championship, and HE’S all about change, IF it doesn’t include him.

    I could give a rat’s behind about a championship if Jameer, Turk, Anderson or JJ are traded for Cry Baby’s hired guns. BUT for Atlanta pulling 3-pointers out of their butts at the end of the 24 second clock last year and Howard being stiffed by 3 stiffs, the Magic would have moved on, and who knows how far they could have gone, and Dwight might not be having his egocentric, GM dreamin’ prissy fit! So, I guess I’ll issue MY ultimatum, since it’s the thing to do, lately…Otis…tell him to pass the ball off to open players QUICKLY, make his free throws, don’t disappear at the end of close games, obey the coach and be a team leader and helper, NOT a hindrance, quit whining about fouls, and THEN you’ll talk!!!