By alin0303
July 20, 2012

Prospective teams seeking assurances that they will be able to get Dwight Howard's John Hancock on a contract extension before he hits the open market next summer might be waiting a long time, according to his agent.

Dan Fegan told Ric Bucher of ESPN.com: "Dwight's position has remained unchanged since the end of this past season. He fully intends to explore free agency at the end of next season, regardless of what team trades for him, including Brooklyn."

Nets general manager Billy King confirmed to Bucher that his team never insisted that Howard commit to an extension.

Earlier on Thursday, RealGM.com reported that Howard would re-sign with the Lakers if he were traded to Los Angeles.

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