Bulls Rumors: Dwight Howard Talks Need to End Before Season Tips Off

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 24, 2011

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 21: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic argues a call during a preseason game against the Miami Heat at Amway Center on December 21, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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For weeks now there have been endless rumors and speculation surrounding the two top players on the market in the NBA.

Chris Paul has since been dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Dwight Howard is still a member of the Orlando Magic.

One of the teams that was rumored to be in the running for both Howard was the Chicago Bulls.

The addition of Howard along side of Derrick Rose would have made Chicago one of the most dangerous teams in the league.

Now that we are one day away from the season opener against the L.A. Lakers, Chicago fans are still talking about the possibility of acquiring Howard.

The talks need to stop.

Right now the chances of Howard landing in Chicago are slim to none.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Dwight Howard is only interested in signing long term with four teams.

Those teams are Orlando, Dallas, Los Angeles and New Jersey.

Why Howard doesn't have any interest in teaming up with one of the youngest stars in the league is baffling, but it's his decision to make.

Simply put, Howard does not want to be in Chicago.

Because of that reason alone, the Bulls aren't even going to consider making a big move to go get him.

Sorry, Chicago fans, Howard won't be coming to town.

The talks need to stop. It's likely that this Bulls roster is just about set for the season. Very few moves will be made from here on.

The last thing the team needs right now are rumors and distractions that could mess up chemistry in the locker room.