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Are Magic disrespecting Howard?
Two teams removed from the franchise with which he made his name, Dwight Howard is a little miffed. That's because the Orlando Magic are letting promising youngster Tobias Harris wear No. 12 -- the same number Howard donned before his contentious exit to Los Angeles. It's reportedly unclear whether Howard knows why Harris wears 12 -- as a tribute to a close friend who died of leukemia as a teenager. But to some that might not matter, after Howard all but forced his way out of the Sunshine State.
NBA releases 2013-14 schedule
The bad news: The NBA doesn't start for nearly three months. The good news: We know where and when that -- and all the other regular-season games -- will happen, as the league released its 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday. Opening night features a couple of marquee matchups, with the presumably Derrick Rose-ified Chicago Bulls visiting the defending-champion Miami Heat, and the surging Los Angeles Clippers facing the scuffling Los Angeles Lakers. Also on the docket: a typically packed Christmas Day, along with big reunions between Dwight Howard and the Lakers (Nov. 7) and the return of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Boston (Jan. 26).
Mavericks free agency
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says his team is better off not having signed free-agent center Dwight Howard. It's the second year in a row that Cuban has fallen short in recruiting the best available player to Dallas, as he failed to land Deron Williams in 2011.
This year, Cuban says missing out on Howard means he will be able to add players. So far he's signed Jose Calderon, agreed with Monta Ellis, Wayne Ellington and Samuel Dalembert and reportedly is close to deals with Devin Harris and Brandan Wright. Are the Mavericks really better off? Vote below!