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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: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Who cares. Its the NBA. Secondly, he's a giant stiff.  Ya know he looks the part, but he don't play it. He 's never gonna win.



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: July 3, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

No one ever thinks about whether Howard might find what he's looking for on the Wizards.  The coming year can be an audition for all those young players and if they do well, Howard might see them as his best chance to win it all.  They'll have the cap room and by late next year, they could already be a team good enough to go right to the top with the addition of Howard.  You heard it here first.  (And if they power suck next year for the entire year, forget I ever said anything.) 



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 3, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

All you Laker fans can forget about getting Dwight. I know thats the popular place everyone wants to see him go but the only problem is thats one of the only places Dwight does not want to go. Dwight has made it very clear he does not want to follow Shaq and wants to start his own path.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

D-12 is all but gone from Orlando the Magic will be forced to trade him for the best available package or watch him leave in the same manner as Shaquille O'Neal in 1996.  The Nets need to concentrate first on signing D-Will to an extension when play resumes before talking about making a serious run at Howard.  Without Deron Williams secured long-term D-12 wouldn't even consider the Nets.




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

No way Dwight goes to Boston, they're an aging team with hardly any young talent.  By the time 2012 rolls around, they will be a middle of the road team at best.  Not that I think this will happen, but I think the Thunder should make a legitimate push for him.  Dwight would make them the favorites for sure, Westbrook, Durant and Howard is scary to think about if you aren't the Thunder.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

He goes to the Lakers and lets Kobe get rings for the next five years...Kobe retires with 8-10 rings ending the Lebron debate...Because you can always say Kobe had Shaq and Howard, but the same could be said for the ringless Lebron having arguably a top 20 all time player in Wade and one of the better forwards in the league in Bosh...Kobe goes into the same conversation as Jordan, and Lebron goes into the conversations of ..its the coach, the people around him...Just my take on it..



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

You may hate LeBron and you're entitled to your opinion but you cannot argue that James is a team player who would rather pass than shoot. This is exactly the type of player Howard would want to play with although it cant happen because Miami went with Bosh.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Howard is probably going to stay in Orlando. There's no way he will play for Miami and why would he. I can see why he might want to play with D-Wade but he does not want to be on the same team as that other loser James. The only way I can see Dwight with the Heat is if they trade James for Howard. I also dont see him wanting to play for the Lakers and no way he's going to play for the Nets. He doenst want to follow in Shaqs footsteps and this article about the Nets having a chance is a joke. That leaves Orlando, Chicago and possibly Boston. Keep in mind Dwight hates cold weather and no state tax in Florida.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Howard is most likely going to move from Orlando. I can see him on a team like NJ or I don't know, the Heat? I would give them bosh and someone else for howard.... Hey, you can always dream.



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:44 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

I think Dwight Howard will sign with Orlando or a winning team like Boston. 









      
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