Dwight Howard rumors are all the rage lately and obviously can't be swept under the rug. The Orlando Magic did a smart thing on Monday morning, then, when new general manager Rob Hennigan decided to hold a press conference to address some allegations (while also introducing the team's new draft picks).
Most importantly, Hennigan decided to talk about the allegations of blackmail as well as the rumor that Howard would only re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets -- regardless of where the Magic decide to trade him.
Rob Hennigan on his convo with Dwight: "(Blackmail) was not something that came up and it's not something I am aware of."— Orlando Magic (@Orlando_Magic) July 2, 2012
Rob Hennigan: During our conversation, Dwight did mention his preference is to be traded and that Brooklyn is where he'd like to go.— Orlando Magic (@Orlando_Magic) July 2, 2012
It was nice of the new general manager to discuss these things in public, but it's doubtful anything changes any time soon.