Magic Hire New GM: Will He Trade Dwight Howard?

Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by Mark Ginocchio Comments

In a normal world, the front office moves of another organization would be mostly irrelevant for readers of a Nets blog. However, in this current Dwightopian universe (since Dwightmare is getting played out), it's worth announcing that the Orlando Magic have hired Oklahoma City executive Rob Hennigan as their new GM. Hennigan, 30, will be the youngest GM in the league. Hello Theo Epstein comparisons if he can right that ship, but before he can do that, there's one big size D12 pink elephant in the room that must be resolved. Per Woj:

Hennigan will immediately be confronted with making a decision on All-Star center Dwight Howard’s future. Howard is signed through the 2012-13 season, but another fallout with management has left him wanting a trade soon. Howard will push for a trade to the Brooklyn Nets before the June 28 NBA draft to clear the way for Nets free agent Deron Williams to re-sign with the Nets and partner in the new Brooklyn arena next season.