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Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Teammates Claim Howard Did Not Say He Would Stay Beyond This Season, According To Report

With the news that Orlando Magic star center Dwight Howard has said he plans to finish out his contract with the Orlando Magic and not opt out next season, there are now conflicting reports have now surfaced. According to at least three teammates who were in the players only meeting claim that Howard did not inform the team that he would stay beyond the current season.

Wojnarowski continued to expound on what took place in the next couple of Tweets, stating that one Magic player in the Howard meeting told Yahoo!, "Next year was not even mentioned in meeting...He told us he was "all-in" for this season."

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