Report: Dwight Howard ‘Desperately’ Wants Out Of Orlando… Again

(WSCR) Apparently the firing of head coach Stan Van Gundy wasn’t quite good enough for Dwight Howard.

Howard’s disdain for Van Gundy was well-document, yet, according to a report, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year still wants out of Orlando.

The following is based on a report from

A source who has spoken with Howard recently said the All-Star center desperately wants to be traded prior to the start of next season. … The source said Howard wants out of Orlando more than he ever did before in order to start a new chapter of his career. And it is well-known throughout the league that the Magic do not want to endure another soap opera season like the one they just experienced. … If Howard tells them he wants out, they are expected to try to accomodate him and deal him to the highest bidder.

This report comes months after Howard signed a one-year extension, ensuring he would remain in Orlando for the 2012-13 season.

The report indicates the Magic would hope to include Hedo Turkoglu and his $23.6 million owed over the next two seasons in a potential Howard trade.

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