Does Dwight Howard Cancelling Youth Camp Indicate He Still Wants a Trade?
With the NBA finals set to end sometime in the next week to 10 days, all eyes will be focused on the offseason, or more importantly whether or not Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will request a trade for the second consecutive season.
While there haven't been any indication from Howard on the matter since reports in late May indicated he still wanted traded, one indication that Howard still wants out of Orlando could be the fact that he cancelled his annual youth basketball camp.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Howard's annual basketball summer day camp at UCF for boys and girls has been postponed, and it's unclear when, or if, it will be rescheduled.
It's very well that Howard could still be rehabbing his injured back in Southern California, but the Sentinel's Josh Robbins also says that Howard was still scheduled to be on site the entire camp.
What does Howard cancelling the kids camp mean?
At the very least, his cancelling of the camp raises speculation on the fact that Howard will once again ask out of Orlando.
That time could come soon and it puts the Magic organization in a difficult spot once again as they are currently without a coach and a general manager. In addition, the franchise would like to avoid the circus that Howard created last season.
But while the cancelling of the camp could be nothing more than the six-time All-Star needing to rest his injured back, there's a good chance that this was a warning shot fired at the Magic.
A shot with a message that says we are a couple weeks away from "Year 2," of the never-ending Howard saga.
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