The situation between Dwight Howard and the Magic is getting ugly, tweets Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, who says Howard feels the team made promises they didn't keep to get him to waive his early termination option. Ric Bucher of ESPN hears that the players' union is considering legal action on Howard's behalf in hopes of eliminating D12's opt-in and making him a free agent this summer (Twitter links).
While the odds of Howard becoming a free agent this offseason seem slim, the Magic appear ready to move D12 in one way or another. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the team has started to seriously consider moving Howard. Wojnarowski reports that the Magic reached out to teams on Saturday and told them they'll consider trades involving their star center. The Rockets are at least one club that is still very interested in acquiring Howard, as Wojnarowski writes, though Dwight's preferred destination continues to be Brooklyn.
TNT's David Aldridge tweeted earlier tonight that new management in Orlando will complete its due diligence before deciding to trade Howard, and won't let outside talk force them into a move. However, given what appears to be an increasingly volatile situation for the Magic, new GM Rob Hennigan figures to want to come to a resolution as soon as possible.