Less than a year after the Orlando Magic dealt Rashard Lewis to the Wizards, the franchise has already waived the player it traded him for — writing a $63 million check for Gilbert Arenas simply to go away — and is already in crisis mode with franchise player Dwight Howard formally requesting a trade. Lewis spent 3 ½ seasons in Orlando, helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals in 2009, and said the uncertainty surrounding Howard is probably difficult on his former teammates. "I'm sure a lot of those guys are stressed, because Dwight is a main guy on that team and he's the one that makes that team go. He's the one that led us to the Finals. Got us to the Eastern Conference Finals and without Dwight, it would be tough to be the type of team that they are," Lewis said, recently.
Wizards' Rashard Lewis on Dwight Howard situation: 'They can't focus on just being a basketball team'
Washington Post | Dec 13