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NBA Trade Rumors: Dwight Howard Still Seeking Trade, According To Report

Removing Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith might not have been enough to convince Dwight Howard to stick around in Orlando. According to a report by Chris Bernucca of, Howard is still seeking a trade despite the moves that were made by the Magic on Monday.

On the day coach Stan Van Gandy and general manager Otis Smith lost their jobs with the Magic, 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.

And although the Brooklyn Nets are still considered the frontrunner, "it is not going to be a one-horse race," the source said, listing the Mavericks, Knicks and - to a lesser degree - the Clippers and Lakers as among the destinations that would appeal to Howard.

The report indicates that Howard is ready to start a "new chapter" with his career and is ready to move on. Orlando is expected to sit down with the All-Star center soon and decide how to proceed. The Nets have long been the front runner to land Howard but the Magic will no doubt receive offers from every team in the league should they make him available.

For more on Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic check out SB Nation Tampa Bay and Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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