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Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Posted on: July 2, 2011 5:16 pm
Edited on: July 2, 2011 6:12 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Big shocking news here people: The New Jersey Nets are going to try really hard to get the best player in the 2012 free agency crop to make their team better.

I know, I can't believe it either.

According to ESPN.com, the Nets "intend to make a hard push for [Dwight] Howard in an attempt to convince [Deron] Williams to commit long term."

Basically, it sounds the like Nets are saying, "Hey everyone, we're going to try real, real hard to get Dwight Howard. REAL hard. You hear that Deron? Real hard."

It's what they have to do though. Mikhail Prokhorov and the Nets took a strategical risk trading Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and draft picks for Williams, without the sure road to sign him long term. It's clear that it's going to take a vision for a future contender to convince Williams he wants to be a part of it. Simply playing in Brooklyn in a nice, new arena isn't good enough. Players want to win. And getting Howard is an excellent way to win.

However, Howard seems to be very determined to remain with the Magic. But that's only if they do the same thing the Nets are and convince him that they have a plan to win. Howard wants to be a champion. And if that can happen in Orlando, that's what he prefers. But if he decides that isn't in the cards with the existing roster Otis Smith assembles, teaming up with Williams might sound like a fantastic plan.

It's no shock though that the Nets are going to be hot in pursuit of Howard. They better be. He's the cream of the 2012 crop and will instantly make whatever team he picks a title contender. He's a total game-changer. And not only do the Nets want him, they also want to show Deron Williams they're serious about getting him help. It's hard for me to picture a scenario of Howard choosing to leaving the Magic in which he doesn't go to the Lakers, but the Nets aren't a bad option.

You hear that Deron?
Comments

Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

it would also desimate the magic.  lakers will end up with howard b/c they have the most equity in a trade while keeping their stars. no diggity



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

u dont live in ny



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: July 3, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Any chance the Cavs go after him? The strong center combined with should-be great PG Irving would be a great combo. Plus he would help Irving and Thompson transition well. The Cavs recieved 2 future picks from Orlando in the draft and could try and give those back in another trade for Howard along with players and other future draft picks the Cavs have acquired. This would also put the cavs back in the mix as contenders.



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 9:58 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

blah



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: July 3, 2011 9:43 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

I hope he goes to LA.....Clippers nation.

Teams can find a good PG every new draft, but imagine, him and Blake two bullies dunking their way to the top.

Forget Kobe, Dwight, Blake is the real future, plus West is weaker than East right now, Dallas is not gonna stay on top forever



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Doesnt matter that there is no state tax in Florida theres also none in Texas also, but players have to pay state taxes for the away games they play  during the season, so tax issues wouldnt be considered in his decision



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 7:08 pm
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Since: Mar 31, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

lol, when did Brook Lopez become the second best center in the league? Did we skip ahead 5 years in the future? Don't talk in your sleep while you are awake.



Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Duhh
The Nets are Dwight and Orlandos best option
Brook Lopez is the 2nd best center in the league and loves Disney World! 
If the 2012 season is lost the Nets have the chance to be in the lottery
The Nets have 2 possibly 3 picks in the very stron 2012 draft. The Nets own Houstons protected draft pick
The Nets have 20 million in cap space to acquire Dwight and other pieces.
The Nets have young tradable players 



Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

I assume your not hopeing this will happen because you understand they would have to lose Durant and/or Westbrook in order to get Howard. I actually do like the Thunder and would love to see Howard there, to help shut up Miami. Go Bulls!


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