Dwight Howard adds Clippers to list, sours on Nets

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The Los Angeles Clippers are finally looking pretty good with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul leading the team to the Pacific Division lead. Now word comes that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard wouldn't mind joining the party.

SheridanHoops.com reports that Howard has informed the Magic that they can add the Clippers to his list of teams of possible trade destinations. The other three include the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and the New Jersey Nets.

"He's been watching them a lot. He's intrigued by the Clippers," said the source to SheridanHoops.

However, the source also said that it is looking like Howard will stick around with the Magic for the full season since the team is currently leading the Southeast Division with a 9-3 record.

"Howard has soured on the idea of joining the Nets this season and missing the playoffs, especially since he could still join the Nets next summer prior to their move to Brooklyn and join a lineup that would include a re-signed Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, Anthony Morrow and the Nets' lottery pick, which will be a good pick in a well-stocked draft," the site notes. That assumes Williams will re-sign, of course.

Howard is averaging 19.4 points, 14.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

If Howard gets dealt from the Magic before the trade deadline, the site notes, Williams could end up being dealt from the Nets since without one committing, the other likely won't sign this summer.

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