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Howard Drama Trails Magic Into Season

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) It appears Magic center Dwight Howard is going to be on the roster when Orlando opens its season Christmas night at Oklahoma City.

Whether he stays there throughout the season is a big question for the Magic in 2011-12.

Orlando has made some moderate efforts in the lockout-shortened free agency period to give Howard some help. It added big man Glen "Big Baby" Davis and also managed to re-sign shooting guard Jason Richardson, who promises to be more assertive than he was a year ago when he arrived via a trade from Phoenix.

Forward Hedo Turkoglu also says he thinks this will be a turnaround season for him.

Whether it's all enough for Orlando to duplicate its NBA finals run from 2009 remains to be seen.

Source: Associated Press


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