Report: Dwight Howard Wearing Out His Welcome In Orlando Includes A Near Fight With Teammate Jameer Nelson

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If the latest report is true, Dwight Howard isn’t the only person who wants the All-Star centre to leave the Orlando Magic.Howard “came close to a physical altercation” with Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson last season, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld (via Larry Brown Sports).

He was sitting out with a back injury toward the end of the year and “nearly came to blows” with Nelson at the team’s practice facility.

The two had to be separated before things escalated, Kennedy’s sources tell him.

Here’s the telling part from Kennedy’s report (emphasis ours):

This is just the latest in a string of events that have caused many within the Magic organisation to grow tired of Howard. Several of Howard’s teammates are hoping for his departure as well.

The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are said to be interested in trading for Howard, but he remains adamant about only signing a long term deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

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