We're exactly a month away from this season's trade deadline, and it's looking more and more like there won't be any major developments on the Dwight Howard front until after the All-Star Game in Orlando. That doesn't mean the rumors don't continue to swirl though. We'll keep tabs on today's Howard updates right here….
- ESPN.com's Chris Broussard (Insider link) disregards Howard's list of preferred destinations and explains why hypothetical trades to the Heat, Knicks, Hawks, Lakers, and Bulls could make sense.
- The Magic appear content to play out the month and reassess the situation on March 1st, says Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The team believes there's no rush to make a decision and that Howard will still be in high demand at the deadline.
- A pair of TNT personalities, Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Kerr, weighed in on Howard yesterday, according to the Associated Press (ESPN.com link). Kerr said he'd play out the season and try to keep the star center if he were running the Magic, while Shaq said it would be a "travesty" if D12 leaves Orlando, pointing out differences between his situation in 1996 and Howard's this season.