While we don’t think that there will be a one-hour television special (but you never know) where Orlando Magic big man Dwight Howard tells the world where he’ll play next, this could be just as big. Howard is up for free agency and Orlando is obviously praying that he stays with them. But, Howard tells NBA.com that he plans on testing the waters of free agency.
“I want to win a championship,” he said. “I think the owners have to really know that. That’s been my goal and my mission since I’ve been in the NBA — to win a championship. I don’t have side goals or agendas. My main goal is to win a championship. I want to have 14 other guys who feel the same way.”
Howard was asked if the Magic have that as of right now.
“It’s off and on. Sometimes guys are there whole-heartedly and then sometimes I’ve had teammates allow people getting in their ears and things like that effect the way that they play and approach the game.”
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We’ll take that as a “not really.”
He went on to say that he didn’t tell management who they should or shouldn’t add to the roster.
“I just told them, ‘We’ve got to have guys who are going to play hard 48 minutes and who are going to battle the other team, who are going to fight night in and night out for a championship,’ ” he said.
Yeah, he’s gone.