According to ESPN.com, Dwight Howard met with the Magic’s new GM Rob Hennigan and asked to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets:
Howard picked up the option for the final year of his contract with Orlando on March 15. But since then, he has grown increasingly disgruntled with the organization, even telling people close to him that he feels the Magic blackmailed him into signing the “opt-in” clause.
Howard shared his feelings of being blackmailed by the Magic with the NBA Players Association last week, sources said. He — either himself or through his representatives — approached the union wondering if he might have a legal complaint against the club.
Hennigan did not say whether or not he would trade Howard.
Twitter’s best fake celebrity Twitter feed, @NotBillWalton had this to say about the news:
Dwight Howard has asked to be traded to the Nets, making it the first time ever someone has ever asked to be traded to the Nets.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) July 1, 2012
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