"As I've said all along, we're going to just continue to stay true to our process and let the process sort of dictate the opportunities and the scenarios that present themselves," Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel in a telephone interview Saturday.
As painful as it would be for the saga to draw on any longer, there's little doubt that Hennigan is attempting to compensate for any appearance of desperation.
By assuring suitors that they're in no rush, Orlando's front office hopes to create something of a bidding war. With so few teams in a position to make a serious run at Howard, that bidding war hasn't emerged as naturally as you might expect.
A similar tactic worked for the Denver Nuggets when Carmelo Anthony wanted out, so the Magic could find themselves benefiting from a patient approach.