Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Recent Los Angeles Clippers Report Is False

Matt PasterCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic laughs in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on December 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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I don’t know about you fans, but I am growing tired of all the speculation and rumors going around about Dwight Howard’s impending free agency.

The latest rumor coming from Chris Sheridan is that Dwight Howard is interested in the Los Angeles B-team (Clippers). Sheridan goes on to say that the most likely scenario is that there will be a sign and trade deal in the offseason.

Following this report, a contributor on Yahoo! Sports suggested that the trade package’s centerpiece could be DeAndre Jordan. DeAndre Jordan? Are you kidding me? Only in LaLa land would this make any sense whatsoever. If anyone thinks the Magic are going to just give Dwight away for scraps is out of their mind.

DeAndre Jordan has career averages of 5.6 points and 5.8 rebounds entering into his fourth season. The Magic have someone like that already, and his name is Earl Clark. Clark makes $1 million a year, and DeAndre makes $10 million.

Any player outside of Blake Griffin would be a joke and would solidify Otis Smith as not only the worst GM in basketball, but it would make him the worst GM in all of sports. He's made a lot of mistakes, but even this latest rumor is too far out there.

Not only is the suggestion that a deal can happen with Jordan utterly insane, but the whole idea that Dwight requested to be traded to the Clippers is false. Dwight Howard himself has said that he hasn't expanded his "wish list."

Dwight, in a tweet regarding Chris Sheridan’s report said, "love how everything y'all see y'all believe. If it ain't from the horse don't believe it. But God bless u."

Dwight Howard and Otis Smith are the only two people that can stop this madness: Dwight by re-signing with the Magic or Otis by completing the trade. Until then, don’t believe everything you read.