Why in the world did Dwight Howard not include the Chicago Bulls on the short-list of his prefered NBA destinations? Whether they support the trade or not, that question has been on the minds of Bulls fans across the country. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to play with Derrick Rose in a world-class city?
Thankfully, the Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure caught up with the Orlando Magic center in New Orleans, after a 26-point blow out loss to the Hornets, for some much-needed clarification.
“If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen,” Howard told the Tribune’s McClure. “It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose. I love him. That’s my brother.”
There has been speculation that Adidas, the company with both Rose and Howard signed to promote their athletic apparel, had in someway been blocking a potential trade to Chicago. The logic behind it? To prevent two of the company’s signature players from ending up in the same city.
“It has nothing to do with Adidas,” Howard said. “In fact, Adidas would love that because me and Derrick have the same guy.”
“Superman’s” comments are open to interpretation, but one school of thought has the Magic Kingdom’s largest personality just shooting to put as much positive spin as possible on a situation that has garnered so much negative backlash.
In other news, the banged up Bulls will travel to Washington, D.C. to take on John Wall and the Wizards at 6 p.m. CST on WCIU-Ch. 26, NBA TV, WMVP-AM 1000.
Luol Deng, suffering from ligament damage in his left wrist, is reportedly “very close” to returning, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.
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