Dwight Howard: Why Orlando Magic Must Look Forward to Life Without D12

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Dwight Howard: Why Orlando Magic Must Look Forward to Life Without D12
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Life without Dwight Howard will definitely take some getting used to, but unfortunately for the Orlando Magic, it appears that they will begin an awkward season with D12 on the roster.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN:

The Orlando Magic have told rival executives that they might not trade Dwight Howard after all, according to league sources.

Another executive who has talked with Orlando said he thinks the Magic may start the season with Howard and wait until the February trade deadline to move him.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets both covet Howard, but each team has come away from trade discussions thinking the Magic -- at least for now -- are not interested in trading the six-time All-Star, according to sources.

It's just not possible to move forward with Howard on the team, since the Magic have taken steps to move forward without him. There have been changes in the front office and with the head coach, and the roster has been tweaked for D12's eventual departure.

Nevertheless, here are the reasons why the Magic must start a new chapter 

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