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Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:00 am
Edited on: January 30, 2012 10:45 am
 
Howard says he would love to play with Rose in Chicago. (Getty Images)

By Matt Moore

Oh, thank goodness. It had been almost 24 hours without a prospective landing place for Dwight Howard popping up. I was starting to feel alone and sad. 

Thankfully, the Chicago Tribune spoke with Howard this week on the question all Bulls fans want to know. Does he really not want to play with Derrick Rose? The Magic's big man says as long as the Big Guy upstairs is down with it, he'd absolutely play next to the MVP. 

"If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen," Howard told the newspaper. "It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose. I love him. That's my brother."

via ChicagoTribune.com's "Dwight Howard: Orlando center Dwight Howard on long-shot trade to Chicago Bulls: If God wanted that to happen, it will happen."

Howard also denied any sort of marketing complication with Adidas would keep him from wanting to join the Bulls. Previous reports said Howard was possibly resisting the idea of playing in Chicago, whether due to complications with being "the man" next to Rose or the market when compared to New York or Los Angeles, or some other issue, like the weather. Howard could simply be playing the PR game to leave all of his options open. He's likely amiable to playing in Chicago, but still prefers the warm spotlight of L.A. or the fuzzy fur coats in Brooklyn.

But Howard would be wise to consider Chicago -- both for himself and the franchise he's likely dumping. A trade with the Bulls would be easiest to facilitate because they have quality veteran players to package in exchange for Howard, which the Magic are said to covet. With a full stock of draft picks, young players and sub-stars like Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, the Bulls could take on Howard's salary and one of the Magic's overpaid contracts. For Chicago, putting Howard next to Rose would be phenomenal -- and giving Tom Thibodeau the best defensive player in the league could create the best defense in league history, depending on whether Luol Deng were sent away in such a trade. 



Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:44 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

I would like to be the president of the United States....doesn't mean it's going to happen.

He just needs to shut up.  I am a Bulls fan and all, but this whiny pos just needs to shut up and play.  Wait out your contract like a professional and then go somewhere else.  Until then, suck it up and take your tens of millions in income free tax dollars and just go play.  


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:29 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:11 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

going to the Bulls would help him win a ring



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:51 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

Today in NBA News, Dwight Howard claimed he's 'Open to being a girl scout' if they are committed to winning a championship and pay his gazillions of dollars.



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:50 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

i'm a bulls fan and don't want howard.i'd rather see them win a championship with the team they've built instead of buying titles with trades for diva losers like lebron,melo howard and paul.we've built through the draft and good player development,with decent free agent pick ups,not getting 3 stars together and running to the same city.(miami,new york)the fact is,howard will never win in jersey,he will be in same boat as orlando,his only chance is l.a. with kobe.




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

Ball players hace really turned into divas. Something about people making millions of dollars telling the people that are paying them the millions where they will and will not play seems sort of absurd to me. Howard, Lebron, Paul and all the rest of the egotistical players should just feel blessed that they have the talent and the ability to play a pro sport. I remember back in the sixties and before, professional players had to work a job in the off season to survive. The players have acquired too much power over the years. One day they will realize that they have ruined their jobs, just as the UAW learned, when it was too late. In their day, union did what they should have done, now they are more off a hindrance, aka, Boras, that is ruining the sport. Greed, the root of all evils. One day they will learn, after the fact is over.
lol man, that sounds like something they'd run on Fox and Friends.



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:19 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

As much as I LOVE my bulls.  It's not going to happen. 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

No other team besides the Bulls deserve this guy



no other team deserves Howard?  why?  because you're a Bulls fan?  such crap.   


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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:45 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Dwight Howard open to playing in Chicago

Ball players hace really turned into divas. Something about people making millions of dollars telling the people that are paying them the millions where they will and will not play seems sort of absurd to me. Howard, Lebron, Paul and all the rest of the egotistical players should just feel blessed that they have the talent and the ability to play a pro sport. I remember back in the sixties and before, professional players had to work a job in the off season to survive. The players have acquired too much power over the years. One day they will realize that they have ruined their jobs, just as the UAW learned, when it was too late. In their day, union did what they should have done, now they are more off a hindrance, aka, Boras, that is ruining the sport. Greed, the root of all evils. One day they will learn, after the fact is over.



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