By Evans Clinchy
March 15, 2012

If we've learned anything from this endless Dwight Howard trade saga, it's that nothing's ever final until the 26-year-old Orlando Magic puts it in writing officially. Well, now it appears he has -- ESPN's Chris Broussard says D12 has signed the waiver to his early termination option. He's staying with the Magic next season.

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By deciding not to opt out of his existing contract, Howard agrees to make $19.5 million donning the black and blue next season. For the moment, the question of what happens between now and the 3 p.m. trade deadline is put to bed -- but over the course of the next year, you can expect boatloads of speculation about what happens before trade deadline 2013. It never ends.

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