Schmeelk: Dwight Howard, A Doofus With No Leverage

July 5, 2012 12:00 AM

Schmeelk: Dwight Howard, A Doofus With No Leverage
By John Schmeelk » More Columns

" Dwight Howard is not a smart man. There, I said it.

No, wait… man is not the right word. He might look the part, but he doesn’t act like one.

Howard is not a smart kid.

He’s re-issued a trade demand to the Nets as though he has any leverage at all. He doesn’t. He gave that up when he decided to sign on for one more year with the Orlando Magic a year ago. I wonder how long it’ll take for him to change his mind again. It will be the — what, 30th time?

Would you want this guy as the centerpiece of your franchise?

Howard claimed he was “blackmailed” into signing his extension last year, if Chris Broussard’s report was correct. (He later denied it to Yahoo! Sports.) At least that would explain why he made such an asinine decision. If he never agreed to return, he could have already signed with Brooklyn, his preferred destination. To their credit, the Nets used their 2013 cap space on Joe Johnson. By doing so, Howard no longer has any leverage "

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