Good morning folks! Besides the #NFL #FreeAgency, we have the #NBA #TradeDeadLine going on today.
We are in day 3 of the NFL Free Agency and so far there has been huge moves in the WR position. Vincent Jackson went from the Bolts to the Bucs, Pierre Garcon to the Redskins, and Laurent Robinson to Jacksonville. You would think that these WR receivers are making the news with their moves but there are receivers that are staying put that are making the news as well; We have Reggie Wayne, DeSean Jackson, and Calvin Johnson staying put at where they are. Crazy news yesterday was Megatron’s huge contract: eight-year deal through the 2019 season is worth $132 million, with $60 million guaranteed, surpassing the $120 million with $50 million guaranteed being paid to Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald.
In the NBA we had Dwight Howard apologetically telling the people of Orlando how sorry he is for bringing all the drama into town, how he was given some bad advice, and how he would like to accomplish what he was suppose to do in Orlando; win a championship.
Whether Howard is sincere or not, I’d like to see what the Magic’s big wigs will do Howard. The Magics can trade Howard today and get something for him, wait till next year to trade Howard get probably just a trade exception, or let Howard walk away for nothing when his contract expires.
This was just posted earlier today from Josh Robinson at the Orlando Sentinel:
Dwight Howard has decided to waive the early termination option in his current contract and remain with the Orlando Magic for the 2012-13 season, his manager told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
“He is giving up all of his leverage and his free agency in a show of commitment to his team and most importantly the fans of Orlando,” said Kevin Samples, Howard’s manager.
The Magic have insisted on receiving paperwork that would eliminate the clause in Howard’s contract that would enable him to end his contract a year early and become a free agent in July.
It is unclear if the team has received any documentation.
The NBA trade deadline is at 3 this afternooon
I’m happy for Dwight Howard, being the bigger man and not letting both the business and money tarnish his name like Lebron James.
Also in the NBA world, Monta Ellis is coming back home to Oakland! But as a Milwaukee Bucs as they take on the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena tonight at 7:30 PM
Lets see what else the Ides of March brings us!
(Edited 03.15.15 10:03AM)