If this NBA off-season has taught us anything, it’s how players have too much power in deciding what team they play for. Especially with an expiring contract, it’s too easy for players to say they won’t resign with a team to go somewhere else.
Yes, I’m aiming my criticism at Dwight Howard. I don’t know if Howard is aware of this fact, but he’s still under contract with the Orlando Magic. They still have his rights as an NBA player. He’s not a free agent and he shouldn’t be acting like one. Orlando should make whatever trade is good for them and not worry about Howard’s feelings on the team he goes to.
It’s obvious he made a mistake by opting into a one-year-deal to stay in Orlando. But his antics have been going on for over a year, which have handicapped Orlando from making a trade. Up to today, any team that wasn’t the Nets wasn’t good enough in Howard’s eyes for him to sign with. Reports are that he will sign an extension with the Lakers if he were to be traded there.