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Dwight Howard says he would consider Boston. Well, sure.

Jan 26, 2012, 2:58 PM EST

Dwight Howard AP

Remember how first LeBron James went around the country the season before “The Decision” and whenever he got to a new city and was asked if he could see himself playing there he said yes? Then last year Carmelo Anthony tried a calmer version of that same play, but would never say no to any city?

What playbook do you think Dwight Howard is stealing from?

With that preface, we bring you these comments from Dwight Howard in the Boston Herald when asked if he would consider playing in Boston.

“Always. Always,” Howard told the Herald. “I’d always listen to a team like that.

“My thing is I want to win. It’s not something like I’m doing this for money. I win. I want to do it my way.”

With his words he will say this whenever asked. Watch his actions, which is to say he would only sign an extension with the Nets, Lakers, Mavericks, Clippers and Magic. And really only the Nets and Lakers have any kind of trade package the Magic might consider at the trade deadline. If they move him at the deadline. Which they may not. Probably not.

Hard to see what the Celtics could trade to a rebuilding Magic that they would want post-Howard.

Things are going to get crazy for Howard around the All-Star game and through the trade deadline. But for now he is sticking to the playbook. Read into it what you want.

  1. bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Giving the idiot Celtics fans just enough false hope to crush their dreams once Howard ends up in LA.

    The author is correct…the Celtics don’t have the pieces to make a trade worthwhile to the Magic.

    • giselleisasucubus - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      hey clown, he’s on the last year of his deal. HE decides who he signs with, if he is traded or not. Dont ignore that little jab he threw in about sharing the ball. That was a Kobe reference.

      • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        He can only dream about playing alongside Kobe. Notice that the Lakers were on his list long before the Celtics, Boston moron.

      • mikeewright7 - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        everytime theres a celtics post bozo is always on there, u hate the celtics so much so why do you take the time to read every word and post what you think? your a Laker fan so u must still be bitter bout those 60s matchups or the 80s one, get over it and stop hating on celtics fans, Bozo this is what you can do HOD( hop off DIC*)
        from a
        CELTICS FAN

      • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:14 PM

        Just to piss Boston losers like you off…and to refute your stupid commentary here.

      • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        60s matchups??? You weren’t even a Celtics fan then, chump.

        More like Boston sports fans are bitter that the Yankees have so many more titles than the Red Sox do.

        At least the Lakers are just one behind…with 10 in the Modern Era (post-Magic and Bird) versus only 4 for the Celtics. No one really cares about those titles in the 60s, when there were only 8 teams in the entire league.

      • pistolpeatear - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

        im sure you would actually care about those titles from the past if the lakers could actually beat the celtics in the finals back then

      • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:55 PM

        I’m sure that no one would care about those ancient titles…except for the Celtics loser fans. What have they done for you lately? ONE measly title in the last 25 years…while the Lakers have 11 in the same time span.

        Couldn’t care less who they beat to get the titles…only that they have them. 17-16…and the Lakers have much more momentum in modern times, which means that they will soon pass the Celtics as the team with the most titles. Then Boston will have NO teams that have the most titles…while their bitter rivals, both the Yankees and the Lakers, will (of course, Green Bay and Montreal will still have the most in football and hockey, respectively).

    • keyshawn22 - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      Bozo the clown again…so predictable this guy waits by the computer all day for a Celtics article so he start hating. I love how he mentions the yankees below when this guy claims to be a lakers fan, so a yankees/lakers fan, that says it all.

      I am sure he is hurt his precious lakers arent even the best basketball team in the staples center anymore and needs to take his anger out on the internet.

      The lakers better hope they trade for Howard soon bc they dont have the cap room to sign him, while the Celtics will have plenty of room and if they do I am sure Ray and KG would happily come back on the cheap.

  2. illcomm - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Howard should open the door to the Sixers. Great fanbase, just need that marquee player.

    • sasquash20 - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:41 PM

      I agree the Sixers would be a good fit. Send them Iggy and Hawes and a couple of 1st rd picks for Howard. Sixers are a good young team, that plays team basketball. They would easily win the Atlantic with Howard at center, Brand at PF, T.Young at SF, E.Turner at SG, and J.Holiday at PG. They might win the Atlantic as it is now. Boston is old, NY needs a coach and a leash for there dog Melo, the Nets are the Nets, the Raptors don’t have a shot. Sixers are up and coming. And aside from Brand that team is all pretty young and should only get better. If I were Howard I would much rather play for the Sixers then Boston right now. The big 3 is very old and they just don’t even look anything like they used to. The future is bright in Philly not so much in Boston.

      • sasquash20 - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM

        Not to mention the could amnesty Brand next season and use that money to go after another player.

  3. ncarolinarn7 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Howard to Timberwolves. Film at 11

  4. redsghost - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Boston does have a piece/pieces to trade. Rondo for Howard plus a pick. Maybe even one of the big three.

    • giselleisasucubus - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      I would nt even bother. Ride this thing out. I think he wants to go into free agency.

    • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      Orlando doesn’t want Rondo…nor do they want any of the Old Three.

      • mikeewright7 - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:25 PM

        here you go again, you just dont give up huh? how about you focus on the Lakers and not the Celtics, and you called me chump? very mature jacka$$, and you Lakers are 1 behind but numbers speak for itself, 17 championships, more then any team. JayZ quote”men lie, women lie, numbers dont”

        Oh i got it this is for every Celtics fan
        how about you worry about Kobe and white women, lol Chump

      • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:57 PM

        Kobe and white women? Thanks for showing what a racist you are, New England loser.

        Laker fans couldn’t care less who Kobe is humping…as long as he is winning titles for the team it’s all good. Something that he has a better chance of doing than the Old Three in (Has)Beentown.

  5. tampajoey - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Who cares where Howard wants to go, Orlando should trade him ASAP to whatever team they can get the best players/draft picks. The Magic should take care of the Magic first and foremost. Dwight Howard is leaving Orlando anyway at the end of the season… Go get yours Magic before Dwight screws you!

    • passerby23 - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      It kinda does matter where Howard wants to go because if the other team in the deal knows Howard will walk at the end of the season, they aren’t going to give up quality players and draft picks for half a season with Howard. That would be utter stupidity. The Raptors could give up a lot to get Howard, but then what? He’s gone at the end of the season.

      I agree, Philly is a great spot for Howard and have all the pieces to make it happen.

    • brewcitybummer - Jan 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      Dwight has to take a pay cut to walk away in free agency. Since the team trading away the superstar almost always loses in the end I think its worth it to gamble and see if hes really ready to take the cut. Orlando is right to play it out. Besides, draft picks from contending teams can’t get you in the lottery so they don’t directly help you replace a superstar.

  6. redsghost - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Then, in the off season, bring in CP3, Garnett and Allen hopefully take reduce roles. Bradley, Pierce, CP3, Howard, Garnett, Allen. I could see a Rondo Plus for Howard deal.

    • giselleisasucubus - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      CP3 is locked up til 2013

    • giselleisasucubus - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      and another thing, dont bring in anyone other than Howard and save room for the next year when Lebron opts out and then CP# is free too.

    • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      redsgobs and succtwobois need to get a room, because your hardons for Howard will go unsatisfied unless you satisfy each other. Howard wouldn’t end up doing any better going from the Magic to the Celtics. The records of both teams this season are prime evidence of this.

  7. giselleisasucubus - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    who’s to say he gets traded, and will he sign an extension? Saying LA is getting him and this is just blowing smoke isnt true. Dont tell me having Doc doesnt have an influence either. Rondo is locked up. Pierce can still play. Why would Hpward want to go play in LA w/no point guard and a 34 y/o guy who shoots nonstop? I’m telling ya, dont count Boston out here. It’s a good fit for him. He hates Shaq too, who will always be looked at as a Laker. Would he want to follow in the footsteps of someone he hates? Call me nuts, but I think this could happen.

    • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Shaq won’t be looked at only as a Laker, moron. Shaq was a journeyman…moving from team to team for Shaq and Shaq’s benefit alone. The Lakers gave him the boot, so there is no love lost there. Besides, Shaq was a Celtic last, so that puts you guys out as well (using your desperate logic). So, yes, you are nuts (you are what you eat).

  8. sportsinhd - Jan 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    I doubt that Howard has any serious interest in coming to Boston, but he could certainly compete for championships there. They’ve got one of the top five point guards in the league, and lots of room via expiring contracts to build for the immediate future. Out of the current “Big 3″ they could trade Garnett and Pierce for some pieces (I’d try to keep Ray Allen for the next few years, he’s show a lot less wear and tear recently) and make a run at Howard in the summer. It’s not going to happen, but I’m sick of hearing how the Lakers are a “done deal” for Howard when that is truly not the case.

    • bozosforall - Jan 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

      No one is claiming that Howard to LA is a “done deal”. Though Bynum is the most intriguing piece that Orlando could want, given that he is (when healthy and motivated) the second-best center out there and there wouldn’t be much of a dropoff for the Magic should they demand and receive him as part of any deal.

      • sasquash20 - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:46 PM

        Bynum is never healthy, and almost never motivated. Orlando would be foolish to trade him for that garbage.

  9. mrbiz8505 - Jan 26, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    If he just wants to win…..his “short list” of teams he wants to play for should include the Bulls and NOT the Nets

  10. mrbiz8505 - Jan 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Rondo plus a pick for Howard??!!…ya maybe if it’s a 1st rd pick for the next 5 yrs… Rondo has had the luxury of playing with 3 all stars his whole career…

  11. fiveaces20000 - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    If all he wants to do is win then he should go play in Chicago with DRose. Chicago has the trade pieces. Is it really about winning or the money on or off the court?

  12. scarlso - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    TIMBERWOLVES

  13. dirtybird2020 - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Bozo is a fricken tard! Knows nothing about basketball! This is the same idiot who would think the magic would trade for pau straight up, and then use bynum and howard at the 4&5 spot, that lineup might work in his bf’s volleyball league but not in the nba! Thank god he isnt lakers gm! I put this queer in his place before, i cant believe hes still running his mouth!obviosly his bf’s zippers stuck cause we wouldnt be hearing this queer talk, i take that back, he even talks with his bf’s dong in his mouth! Last i knew bozo played with kids, and put balls in holes sounds pretty gay to me! This is a mans sport stay out off this blog, queers not allowed! Howard and bynum at the 4&5, haha, why dont you drop artest and pick up noah while your at it lol, your a joke! Shut up you fricken tard! I will put you in your place just like everyone else who puts you in your place everytime you mention a word! Go play with your bf while we talk basketball!

  14. 1historian - Jan 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Say what you will about bozo, but say this – he DOES seem to know how to get under the skin of a whole bunch of you

    I would like to thank you ALL for the laughs

  15. damp1015 - Jan 29, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    Howard to LA – mistake – SHAQ all over again.
    Howard to Nets – Too much time to find more pieces.
    Howard to Mavs – Crappy has been team.
    Howard to Clippers – Will have to give up Griffin (stupid move)
    Howard to Celtics – Makes sense and could win Title.
    Howard to Knicks – Trade for Melo and Chandler – Feasible
    Howard to Bulls – I think it would be best fit. Rose/Howard combo could dominate.

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