Dwight Howard expresses his plans to remain a member of the Orlando Magic
Keywords: dwight howard, orlando magic, nets, shaq
Throughout the season many have berated Dwight Howard for not being a team player. However now things have taken a turn that nobody expected, and Howard has informed the Magic that he will not opt out of his contract. Whether or not this means Dwight is in it for the long haul has yet to be determined, but for now this is a good sign for the Magic. Dwight has often been compared to Shaq, not only because of his great play but for his interest in leaving Orlando. Those comparisons will be put on the back burner for another year. The only team this really has a negative effect on is the New Jersey Nets.
As the Nets make their move to Brooklyn they will need some star power in order to draw in fans. If Dwight Howard is not a Net, it also means that Deron Williams is more then likely to not resign with the team in the off season. With the absolute disgrace of a product that has been the Knicks, the Nets are primed to take over a restless fan base. Without a big name or potential for a winning squad, the Nets will remain in the shadow of New York.