Center Dwight Howard reportedly met with representatives of the Orlando Magic on Wednesday and reiterated his desire to be traded immediately.
Howard met with Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry in Los Angeles for two hours, SI.com reported, citing league sources.
Magic officials requested the meeting, according to SI.com, and Howard again demanded to be traded, refusing to consider a contract extension with Orlando. He said he did not start the season with Magic, but did not indicate if he would be a holdout from training camp in October.
The center asked for a trade almost two months ago despite the fact he picked up his player's contract option at the trading deadline last season.
The Magic reportedly have been trying to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets (a team requested to join), the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets.
Last weekend, Howard agent said wherever he is dealt, he will play out his contract and test the free-agent market. That hurt the Magic's effort to deal him because any new team would likely only trade for him if they can sign the center to a long-term contract.
Also, Howard was frustrated with the trade offers the Magic rejected from the Nets and the Lakers, according to SI.com.
If he is not traded, SI.com reported Howard's preference is to play for the Dallas Mavericks, who have left considerable salary-cap space to sign him next off-season.