With the NBA trade deadline looming, the rumors about Dwight Howard's future status with the Orlando Magic continues to be a topic of much speculation. In recent conversations with Yahoo! Sports, Magic CEO Alex Martins has reassured fans that he is trying to work on a deal to keep Howard in Orlando.
On keeping Dwight Howard, Magic CEO Alex Martins tells Y!: "We’ve had good conversations with him, and with his people. That gives me hope."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 2, 2012
Martins reiterates to Y! Sports that Orlando is still working to convince Dwight Howard to re-sign -- and not yet preparing to trade him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 2, 2012
The trade deadline is March 15. If Orlando doesn't make a deal at the deadline, they have to wonder how much it will take to keep Howard with the Magic rather than signing somewhere else.