The reason for the fight is unknown, but I have a pretty good guess.
Howard toward the end of the season was moody and checked out on the team. Nelson and the rest of the Magic were playing with pride, so I could imagine there was some friction.
Not surprised his teammates want him gone considering he isn’t a good teammate.
This is just the latest in a string of events that have caused many within the Magic organization to grow tired of Howard. Several of Howard’s teammates are hoping for his departure as well. Toward the end of last season, Howard came close to a physical altercation with teammate Jameer Nelson at the Magic’s practice facility. Howard was sidelined with a back injury at the time, but nearly came to blows with Nelson for unknown reasons, according to sources. The two players had to be separated.