Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand (42) fight for position during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The times they are a changing in Orlando. Not only are the coach and general manager out, the superstar looks like he's leaving town as well (despite opting out of free agency for a year).
On the day coach Stan Van Gandy and general manager Otis Smith lost their jobs with the Magic, a source who has spoken with Howard recently said the All-Star center desperately wants to be traded prior to the start of next season. And although the Brooklyn Nets are still considered the frontrunner, "it is not going to be a one-horse race," the source said, listing the Mavericks, Knicks and — to a lesser degree — the Clippers and Lakers as among the destinations that would appeal to Howard.
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