HoopsHype Dan Fegan rumors

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Dwight Howard signed a waiver Thursday that keeps him under contract with the Orlando Magic through next season. The waiver denies him the right to terminate his contract after this season. After going back and forth regarding his intentions, Howard said Wednesday that he would sign the waiver. ESPN.com

In a Wednesday night conference call with team officials before Orlando's game in San Antonio, after indications to the contrary earlier in the day, Howard firmly told the Magic he is not prepared to surrender the option in his contract that allows him to become a free agent at season's end. Magic spokesman George Galante confirmed the conference call to the Associated Press on Wednesday night after ESPN.com, citing sources with knowledge of the call, reported that Howard and agent Dan Fegan clarified their position with Magic CEO Alex Martins, owner Rich DeVos and other members of the DeVos family on the line. ESPN.com

Fegan then added in a statement to ESPN.com that Howard only did so in conversations with teammates and team officials earlier Wednesday because he had been warned by the Magic that they would definitely trade him this week if he didn't take that step. "Dwight has chosen not to waive his ETO under pressure from the team that he might be traded," Fegan said. "However, Dwight expressed once again on a call today with the DeVos family and Alex Martins that he very much desires to pursue a championship this year with the Magic. Dwight also expressed that he had no intention of leaving the Magic high and dry at the end of the season." ESPN.com

March 1, 2012 Updates

Stefan Bondy: I erroneously wrote in a recent article about Kris Humphries that he is back with agent Dan Fegan after leaving Marc Cornstein. Humphries currently doesn't have an agent and is leaning to a return with Fegan. Twitter

January 19, 2012 Updates

The Mavericks have a lavish operation, a player-friendly owner and almost enough cap space almost in hand. Both D’s are OK with the Mavs. A Third D, Dan Fegan, Howard’s agent, is all but joined at the hip with Mark Cuban and Coach Rick Carlisle. SheridanHoops

January 11, 2012 Updates

Another team has lurked in the weeds all along: Dallas, which let Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler and J.J. Barea leave, sacrificing this season but putting the Mavs in position to create a max slot. Into that slot, presumably, would go Williams, a Dallas native. Of course, it could also accommodate Howard, whose agent, Dan Fegan and owner Mark Cuban are, as a source noted, “as close as any owner and any agent are.” SheridanHoops

December 10, 2011 Updates

League sources confirmed to The Post on Saturday night that Dwight Howard has requested a trade to the Nets. Howard's decision comes on the heels of Smith granting permission to Howard's agent, Dan Fegan, to speak with three teams - the Lakers, Mavericks and Nets - about a possible deal on Friday. New York Post

Fegan read the following prepared statement over the phone to The Magazine: "I read reports today of a meeting between Dwight Howard, his representatives and the New Jersey Nets which claimed, according to the story's anonymous sources, that such a meeting violated the NBA's tampering policies. This story is clearly inaccurate with respect to tampering claims and other facts. Tampering doesn't apply once a team grants permission for a player and/or his representatives to make contact with another team. The Magic have given us permission to have contact with several teams in order for Dwight to explore his options. I most definitely had contact with the teams I was granted permission to speak with. Since we had permission to have contact with several teams the report of possible tampering is undeniably false." ESPN.com

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