The Magic have told rival executives that they might not trade Dwight Howard after all, sources told ESPN.com's Chris Broussard. An executive who has talked with the Magic said that the club only will trade Howard in a deal that is great for the franchise, a stance they have taken for the "last week or so."
Meanwhile, another exec who has had discussions with the Magic believes that they will start the season with the star center and wait until the trade deadline to move him. However, neither executive would rule out posturing by the Magic. Sources say that the Lakers and Rockets are also under the impression that the Magic won't trade Howard anytime soon.
In Saturday night's poll, nearly 57% of Hoops Rumors readers said that they believe Howard would wind up as a member of the Lakers. Meanwhile, just under 14% of those polled predicted that D12 would finish out 2012/13 with Orlando.