–Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel believes Dwight Howard could be the current front-runner for the league’s MVP award. Stan Van Gundy had another round of defending Dwight Howard as one of the elite players overall in the league. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post concurs with this sentiment that Howard might be the early MVP front-runner.
–Vince Carter should be back in the lineup tonight. And there are no plans to play him limited minutes. As John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports, Carter was in the gym early Sunday even with the team taking the day off testing his right knee. He is anxious to play.
–Scott Anez of WDBO wonders if JJ Redick should actually take Vince Carter’s starting job.
–Former Magic All-Star Tracy McGrady is happy to finally be healthy and, despite constant knee issues, he tells Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel that he hopes to be playing a few years after his one-year deal with the Pistons ends.
–At one of the games last week while Dwight Howard was at the free throw line one of the fans around me shouted at Howard to hurry up. Apparently that fan had a point as Henry Abbott of TrueHoop reveals Dwight Howard may be taking a little too long at the charity stripe.