The Dwight Howard debacle, which has crippled the Orlando Magic franchise to its knees, may finally come to an end tonight, as there currently is major trade speculation surrounding the All-NBA talent. Sure, nothing is imminent, but recent events have transpired that make a blockbuster trade with Howard more than just plausible tonight and the days following.
With the recent hiring of a new GM in former Oklahoma City executive Rob Hennigan, the cleaning of house that just occurred in the Orlando Magic brass and the two trades that were accepted by the Houston Rockets, the NBA's best center may have played his last game in Blue and White.
It has become painfully obvious that Howard doesn't have his heart in Orlando and may become more open to the media about his disinterest in playing the rest of his prime in the city that drafted him first overall in 2004.
On the other hand, the Magic will do everything possible to not have a repeat of last year's saga. Whether it be trading their franchise cornerstone or forcing him to sign a long-term extension, a drama-filled season will almost certainly not happen in Orlando.
Nonetheless, here is the latest news surrounding the Magic's big man.