Exclusive: Magic are ready to trade Howard

I’ve already told you that Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, and now I have another piece of info to report. A plugged-in league source tells SheridanHoops.com that the feeling is mutual, and Orlando is prepared to trade him sooner rather than later. The source said that when Magic team president traveled to Michigan last weekend to speak in person with owner Rich DeVos, the conclusion was reached that not only was it time for Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith to go,


Sheridan chat wrap: May 24

This has been my Twitter picture since I first opened a Twitter account. Here it is in full detail. (Note: There are three ways to get down from the wall, which sits atop a mountain -- you can walk, you can take a tram, or you can sled down a stainless steel, twisting, turning luge track at pretty high speed in a teeny-tiny sled. I chose option #3, and it was my favorite moment of covering the 2008 Olympics in China.

Chris Sheridan chatted online with readers today about Team USA, the NBA playoffs, Jerry Sloan, Pau Gasol, Jim Dolan, Phil Jackson and a host of other topics.He will be hosting another live chat Friday to discuss the results of Game 6 of the Miami-Indiana series and Game 7 of the Celtics-Sixers series.Here is a transcript of Thursday’s chat.10:35Good morning, all. I will be live chatting NBA and anything else you want to talk about beginning at noon, EDT. You can


Jerry Sloan intrigued by Bobcats, Magic jobs

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Jerry Sloan wants back into coaching. The long-time coach of the Utah Jazz, who abruptly resigned midway through the 2010-11 season following a feud with star point guard Deron Williams, will be interviewing for one current vacancy and is interested in another. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Sloan has spoken with Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan about the coach opening with the NBA’s worst team and could meet with him as early as this week. The Bobcats are looking for a new


Sheridan: Shaq as Magic GM wouldn’t make Dwight stay


The relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard runs hot and cold, and to even describe it as lukewarm would be a bit of a stretch. Remember, part of the reason Howard wanted to be traded to the Nets over the Lakers was because he didn’t want to follow in Shaq’s footprints, and he doesn’t want to play second fiddle to anyone, even if it is Kobe Bryant.  But in the months since the trade deadline passed, Howard now feels the Lakers


Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, and Nets or Knicks could get him

// I’ve already told you in no uncertain terms that Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, and yesterday we took the story to it’s next logical place. Where will Howard end up? The first thing you need to realize is that his destination wish list has grown, because he wants a complete divorce from the Magic –more so than he did back at the trading deadline in March, when the threat of a trade (to the Lakers, Rockets, Warriors, depending on who


Exclusive: Howard wants trade despite Magic ousting Van Gundy, Smith

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// Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, the events of yesterday notwithstanding, a source close to Howard tells SheridanHoops.com On the day coach Stan Van Gandy and general manager Otis Smith lost their jobs with the Magic, a source who has spoken with Howard recently said the All-Star center desperately wants to be traded prior to the start of next season. And although the Brooklyn Nets are still considered the frontrunner, “it is not going to be a one-horse race,” the source said,


Jeremy Lin, Kyrie Irving on USA Select Team


Linsanity has continued into the offseason as New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was one of the 13 players chosen for the USA Select Team that train against Team USA in advance of the Olympics. The players were revealed Monday by USA Basketball. The baker’s dozen includes point guards and top overall picks Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Lin, whose rise from obscurity to stardom earlier this season transcended basketball, missed the playoffs while


Playoffs Day 11: Hawks, Nuggets, Bulls stay alive; Pacers advance

Stan Van Gundy with hands

Just when it seemed fair to come to the conclusion that the first round of the playoffs (with the exception of the Clippers-Grizzlies series) sucked worse than a broken Oreck … Just when it looked like Thursday might be a decent time to schedule a date night … Halt! It’s all good. We were ridded of the Orlando Magic and their soap opera season in the first game of the night Wednesday, and after that came dramatics and comebacks that made that early evening