Since we're in a world of rapid reading let me preface the following by saying I think any chance of a deal happening with Orlando is extremely slim.
That said, Stephen A. Smith went on record on the radio the other day noting a source saying that the Magic are exploring a possible deal that would send Dwight Howard to New York for Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler, who can't be dealt before March 1st.
After touching a ton of bases yesterday I was able to confirm that the Knicks have been "very actively" trying to include Amar'e in a deal for Dwight Howard. It seems that there is some friction in the locker room over the idea that the Knicks desperately tried to deal Stoudemire for Chris Paul before the star PG was moved to the Clippers.
Now what does this mean? This means the Knicks are being active as it relates to making changes. Alan Hahn confirmed the team's interest in J.R. Smith on the network the other day and it sounds as if Kenyon Martin is also a player who is in the mix as well.
This also means that a deal for Howard probably means the Knicks taking back Turkoglu's contract who could thrive in Mike D'Antoni's system.
Again, this deal can't happen until March anyway, but the bottom line is that the Knicks and Magic are apparently having some dialogue as it relates to the framework of a deal, which is newsworthy because Howard didn't have the Knicks on his list of teams to talk deals with.
I still firmly believe that the Nets are the front runners.