HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler has taken to Twitter this afternoon, answering questions from followers and dropping some compelling tidbits along the way. Let's check out the highlights here:
- There's been little talk about free agent guard Leandro Barbosa this summer, and that appears to be because he's been holding out for a multiyear deal. Kyler says he's spoken to teams trying to land the speedy 6'3" Brazilian, and hears Barbosa is not entertaining any one-year offers (Twitter links).
- The Hawks, Pacers and Celtics are among teams that have reportedly considered signing Carlos Delfino at different points this past month, and Kyler adds the Rockets to that list. Like Barbosa, Delfino is seeking multiple years. Kyler believes both players will ultimately have to settle for the offers on the table, likely meaning they'll ink the one-year contracts they've been trying to avoid (All Twitter links).
- Kyler shares his take on why Dwight Howard chose to waive his early termination option at the trade deadline. He believes Howard thought doing so would lead the Magic to ship him to the Nets in the offseason, following the model of what the Hornets did when they traded Chris Paul to the Clippers (Sulia link). Kyler says that while Howard loves living in Orlando, it's the Magic organization that has him so anxious to leave, and adds, via Twitter, that agent Dan Fegan didn't force Howard's hand when he opted in.