Dan Fegan, the agent for Dwight Howard, says he and other representatives for Howard were the sources who spoke to the media about Wednesday's meeting between Howard and the Magic, ESPN's Ric Bucher reports. Commissioner David Stern has said publicly that he believed Fegan leaked information from the meeting to the media. Fegan said he spoke to the media only after fielding calls from reporters who had learned the meeting was taking place from another source. The reporters were looking to confirm details they already had about the meeting, Fegan said.
"After receiving these media inquiries, I called Rob and left several messages expressing concern that what had occurred in the meeting was not going to be accurately reported — as had happened on previous occasions — and that we were going to respond to the media inquiries to make sure that reports were accurate," Fegan wrote in an email. "To a limited extent, that is what we did."
In the meeting, which included Magic GM Rob Hennigan and assistant GM Scott Perry, Howard reiterated his trade demands and said he'll leave as a free agent next summer if he's still on the Magic roster by then. Magic ownership, which opposed a Howard trade last season, would be on board with moving him this year, Bucher writes.