Quantcast

Should Orlando Trade Dwight Howard?

Sports 2011/12/01 16:00:00
You!
Add Photos & Videos
Orlando Magic fans are biting their nails. Then again, so is the Orlando Magic organization this season. All-Star center and top draw Dwight Howard is in the final year of his current deal, meaning he will be a free agent in the offseason. The problem? As of press time, the Magic apparently have no idea what Howard's plans are.

Howard was the first overall pick in 2004 and over time revitalized a Magic team that had been left for dead after bad breaks, injuries, and the exit of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in 1996. The player fans have at times, called Superman, has lead the Magic to numerous playoff appearances, including two Eastern Conferences Finals berths and one NBA Finals appearance in 2009. The Magic have certainly tried to
accommodate Howard, trading for the likes of Gilbert Arenas and former teammate Hedo Turkoglu, only to lose in the first round of the playoffs last postseason.

Orlando fans and Magic executives saw what happened to their franchise in 1996 when Shaq left to join the Los Angeles Lakers. And if younger fans aren't old enough to remember that, they're certainly young enough to remember the LeBron James debacle that made the Cleveland Cavaliers go from top contender to Eastern Conference lottery team.

The question is, with offers from New Jersey, New York, LA, among other teams, do the Magic trade their greatest franchise player of the last 15 years or do they risk him walking in free agency without getting anything in return? As Denver Nuggets fans saw with Carmelo Anthony before he went to the Knicks last season, things could get ugly and complicated -- fast.

As hard as this situation is for Dwight Howard, maybe he should be upfront with Orlando about his intentions -- assuming he's already decided. After all, honesty is the best policy...right?

Add a comment above

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • argusdog 2011/12/04 13:55:29
    Yes
    argusdog
    +1
    If the deal is right.
  • ThatGreekGuy11 2011/12/04 05:07:02
    Yes
    ThatGreekGuy11
    +1
    If he's leaving anyway, you might as well get what you can for him. Howard already wants to go, if you don't trade him he'll leave anyway.
  • airiq 2011/12/03 16:58:50
    No
    airiq
    +1
    trade him for what?there is no equal value on the market for a player like this
  • david shiel 2011/12/03 08:52:11
    No
    david shiel
    Byr byr lebron, he's a quitter.
  • jeremiah.bayer 2011/12/02 19:42:23
    Yes
    jeremiah.bayer
    +1
    To get him to a team that can win it all.
  • jacktown kid 2011/12/02 16:05:11
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    +1
    If the price is right yep
  • mttar 2011/12/02 15:13:42
    Yes
    mttar
    +1
    yes for the super dwighte
  • Phil_will1 2011/12/02 14:00:25
    Yes
    Phil_will1
    +1
    Absolutely yes .... send him home to the Atlanta Hawks.
  • mal 2011/12/02 13:13:13
    Yes
    mal
    +1
    In a heartbeat. Good rebounder and dunker,however that's it....
  • David (oYo) 2011/12/02 13:08:17
  • gone i guess 2011/12/02 08:57:36
    Yes
    gone i guess
    +1
    cause he must go in a good team
  • Cain2012~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/02 03:51:56 (edited)
  • jacob crim 2011/12/02 02:58:04
    Yes
    jacob crim
    +1
    More like Dwight Howard should trade himself.
  • jorge0214 2011/12/02 02:08:38
    Yes
    jorge0214
    +1
    we'll take him in LA!
  • Dolly 2011/12/01 23:05:40
    No
    Dolly
    +1
    He should go where he is needed and where he can afford a good life for those he is responsible for.
  • Callaway 2011/12/01 22:47:45
    No
    Callaway
    Hope everyone will enjoy the 6 or 8 team NBA that will evolve from this type of thing when all the super stars arrange/force a trade in package deals involving multiple players leaving the former teams to scrounge around with draft picks trying to sell half empty arenas out. New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA, maybe one Texas team, maybe one Florida team the rest will fall away from lack of having front line players your new NBA by 2020.
  • ten thousand and ONE fists 2011/12/01 22:40:01
    Yes
    ten thousand and ONE fists
    +1
    Except if he's heading for the Lakers. Only God knows how much I hate seeing the same teams in the finals every year
  • bigeasy628 2011/12/01 22:27:54
    Yes
    bigeasy628
    +1
    get what can before he leaves
  • Frenchi Le~ann 2011/12/01 22:22:56
    Yes
    Frenchi Le~ann
    +1
    Im sorry he just needs to be a Celtic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2011/12/01 21:42:16
    Yes
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    LA,LA,LA!!!!! Follow Shaq's footsteps. Side step the beef with Kobe path and Championships will follow.
  • Lenora 2011/12/01 20:18:25
    Yes
    Lenora
    +1
    yeah trade him
  • Superman 2011/12/01 19:08:34
    Yes
    Superman
    +2
    Sure, trade him to the Celts!

    God, though, look at those shoulders.
  • Frenchi... Superman 2011/12/01 22:23:41
    Frenchi Le~ann
    +2
    Yess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We shall finally have banner 18
  • Jimbo 2011/12/01 18:56:19
    Yes
    Jimbo
    The missing piece to Miami dominating everyone like the Lakers and Celtics of the 80s is a strong rebounder/defender which Howard can supply. The big question is the ring or the money.
  • ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET 2011/12/01 18:16:53
    Yes
    ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET
    +1
    Yes, Trade him to the Lakers.

    trade lakers
  • Frank Rizzo 2011/12/01 09:02:11
    Yes
    Frank Rizzo
    +1
    Yes, Trade him to the Celtics.
  • No
    Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    +2
    Nobody should ever trade their star.

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

Entertainment

2014/08/27 19:12:19

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals