Howard has reportedly targeted Dallas as his potential landing spot for next summer if Orlando doesn't trade him to the Nets or Lakers by then.
Mark Cuban may have lost out big time this summer by not being able to land Deron Williams, but he may still be able to get a superstar next summer.
Dwight Howard plans on signing with the Dallas Mavericks next summer if Orlando doesn't trade him to the Nets or Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Orlando Magic executives met with Howard Wednesday to convince him to stay with the team long term, but their pitch failed.
Howard would prefer to leave Orlando ASAP via a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. The problem with that scenario is that he's already made it clear he'll test free agency next summer and not sign an extension with his new team.
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