With the NBA season set to begin in just a few days, all eyes are on Dwight Howard and what the Magic decide to do with the All-Star center. The Magic front office said a few days ago that they have no intentions to trade Howard at this point in time, but nobody in the NBA world believes that. The worst thing Orlando can do is pull a "Cleveland" and lose their superstar for nothing.
In the past few weeks, Howard has been extremely vocal about his desire to be traded to either the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks or New Jersey Nets. But as more time passes, it seems less and less likely that any of the aforementioned organizations will acquire Howard before the NBA deadline.
The Dallas Mavericks seem content with their championship roster. Plus, with the fantastic additions of Vince Carter and Lamar Odom, I doubt that Marc Cuban would want to squander away the current depth on the roster.
The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand, are in complete disarray. They have absolutely no depth on their squad and don't even have the trade assets to acquire "Superman."
The former Dwight Howard sweepstakes front-runners, the New Jersey Nets, have just lost their main trading asset, Brook Lopez, to injury and have wasted all their cap space on Mehmet Okur and Kris Humphries. Plus, the alleged tampering of Dwight Howard does not bode well for their chances either.
Nonetheless, there are still a few teams out there that may make a surprise play for Dwight.