Cohen 8-Ball: Intriguing Questions
Cohen’s Analysis: It’s completely hypothetical and probably could infuriate a number of Magic fans after all the drama that ensued over the last year, but if the L.A. experiment failed and Dwight Howard decided he didn’t want to sign long term with the Lakers and somehow felt a return to Orlando was in his best interest as a free agent, should the Magic even consider an unimaginable reconciliation? Like I said, this is extraordinarily fantastical, although it sure appears there is turmoil and tension building in Hollywood. From a financial standpoint, the Magic would have to do some maneuvering to be able to offer Howard a reasonable contract. But aside from that, was all the strain that transpired last season too much to even consider it? Regardless, even if Dwight wanted to leave L.A., Dallas and Atlanta will have sufficient cap space to sign him. Also, if the Lakers did the unbelievable and traded him by the deadline, the Nets would be the frontrunners to land D12.