Dwight Howard Signs ETO Waiver, Will Remain in Orlando

Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMarch 15, 2012

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An update out of Orlando: Dwight Howard has signed the papers to waive the early termination option on his contract and will be staying in Orlando through the 2012-2013 NBA season.

Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel tweeted:

D12's manager, Kevin Samples, tells  that Dwight has indeed waived his ETO.

ESPN's Chris Broussard tweeted minutes later, saying that Howard texted him, telling him he had signed the waiver of the ETO.

The news that Howard would sign the waiver and choose to stay in Orlando for another season was first reported by Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com with a source confirming the report to Bleacher Report.

The Magic have announced a press conference for 1 p.m. ET to officially announce that Howard will remain in a Magic uniform.