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Dwight Howard Trade: Magic GM Rob Hennigan Didn't Drive Deal, According To Report

In the wake of the four-team blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, a lot of experts were left wondering what sparked the Orlando Magic to pull the trigger on a deal that looks like they got the worse end in return. This wouldn't be a good first move by new general manager Rob Hennigan, but according to a report Hennigan wasn't in the drivers seat for the trade.

Trades don't usually end up well when team executives have their hands all over them, let alone on the steering wheel. One would think you would allow the man you hired to make personnel decisions... make the personnel decisions.

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