Those who care and those who couldn't care less can agree about one thing when it comes to the Dwight Howard affair.
It's well-past time to get it over with.
According to Sports Illustrared's Sam Amick, the light at the end of the tunnel may be just around the corner:
Before I duck out again, a Dwight Howard note: the Magic, I'm told, are hopeful that they can pull the trigger on a deal by early August (although I certainly couldn't tell you which one it might be).
And yet, nothing has happened yet. Perhaps the last few days of radio silence are a sign that something is actually happening. Or, perhaps it's an indication that we remain just as far from a deal as we were at February's trade deadline.
With such a unanimous desire from all parties involved to move on, what could possibly be holding things up at this point? How could it be so hard to find a fair deal for a guy this good?
Of course, there's isn't just one answer. So, here are five of them.