Duh-wight requests trade to Nets
Just read an article from Hoopsworld saying Howard has asked to be traded to the Nets.
The really interesting thing though was that supposedly the reason Howard picked up his option to stay with the Magic next season is because he was blackmailed!
Could this explain Dwight's backdown during last season? I could never work out why he took up the option for 2012-13 when he supposedly wanted out.
"Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard asked to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN.com reported Saturday.
Howard, who missed the last stretch of the season after getting back surgery, met with new Orlando general manager Rob Hennigan in Los Angeles on Friday and asked to be traded to the Nets, sources told ESPN.com.
Howard amended his contract in March, waiving his right to opt out at the end of this past season and extending the deal another year. He can become a free agent next summer. Howard told people in his inner circle that he was blackmailed into signing the option, sources told ESPN.com.
No decision has been made about whether Howard's trade request will be granted or not.
Howard, a first team All-NBA selection with 20 points and a league-leading 14.5 rebounds per game, played in 54 of 66 games."