Stan Van Gundy says Magic assume Dwight Howard is '50-50' for the playoffs
Stan Van Gundy says that the Magic have to assume Dwight Howard is "50-50" for the playoffs
SVG: “Look, anytime you have a guy on that kind of timetable you’ve got to assume that the playoffs are a 50-50 thing."— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) April 15, 2012
Oh. That's not good. That's not good at all.
Without Howard, the Magic would have to be favored to be swept in the first round. Even if they were to negotiate a first round against the Hawks, they just wouldn't have enough at either end of the floor to survive a four-game series.
Howard said he wanted the Magic to "roll the dice" with him when he waived his early-termination-option for this summer. Looks like they're winding up with exactly those odds, if a little worse, considering reocvery time for conditioning. Dangerous times for the Magic.
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