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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: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 11:58 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Wait so let me get this right... You think that Dwight Howard, the NBA's most overrated player with no offensive low post game that can only spin and dunk by powering his way over weaker defenders, is better than SHAQ?????

Dwight isn't even a good defender, either. He blocks shots, but Brook Lopez, Tim Duncan, Dirk, or even Nené could score 20-25 points on him on a given night. He is a horrific on ball defender in the low post. Most importantly, Dwight Howard has 0 titles. Shaq won 4. With the Lakers, he won along another first ballot Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant, but he dominated those series. While Shaq had barely any post moves or footwork, similar to Dwight Howard, he had a baby hook Dwight will never learn how to do. If you think I am nuts criticizing Dwight Howard, google for games of Bill Walton or Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. Those two players, in my opinion, had the best arsenal of post moves and footwork of anyone who had played the game. To me, watching Dwight Howard is as boring as watching NASCAR; in fact so boring for me that I could fall asleep (and have). Until he "works with Patrick Ewing" and actually has some post game, I will still consider Dwight Howard the single most overrated professional athlete.



Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:15 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Howard going to new jersey would be a nice fit i think that move will make them top five team in the east. That's not saying much but i can see Howard and Williams doing great things together.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Your Mom told me that when she was wiping my manload off her chin.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

We all have opinions, but I will stick with Howard over Shaq.  He is faster, jumped better and can shoot with either hand.  The truth is they both were very good in their prime (Howard is still in his) and the difference is not worth our belaboring the point.  Being from Orlando, I followed both.



Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: July 5, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Where does Brook Lopez fall into this?



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 11:36 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

No here is the 2011-2012 blockbuster trade:

Lakers Get:
C Dwight Howard
PG Gilbert Arenas
Magic Get:
C Andrew Bynum
SG Shannon Brown
SF Matt Barnes
2012 First Round Pick
2013 First Round Pick 

That is my epic blockbuster trade... im sure the magic wouldn't want it considering they give up Dwight Howard and Gilbert Arenas to get Andrew Bynum, Shannon Brown, Matt Barnes, and two picks in an ever so talent declining draft. Dwight to LAL.



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 11:36 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

No here is the 2011-2012 blockbuster trade:

Lakers Get:
C Dwight Howard
PG Gilbert Arenas
Magic Get:
C Andrew Bynum
SG Shannon Brown
SF Matt Barnes
2012 First Round Pick
2013 First Round Pick 

That is my epic blockbuster trade... im sure the magic wouldn't want it considering they give up Dwight Howard and Gilbert Arenas to get Andrew Bynum, Shannon Brown, Matt Barnes, and two picks in an ever so talent declining draft. Dwight to LAL.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 2:26 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Actually your mom when she was riding my stiff one



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 2:26 am
 

Report: Nets to go hard after Dwight Howard

Actually your mom when she was riding my stiff one



Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Howard either goes to Lakers or stays in Orlando

I agree the owners will probably psssss away the 2011-2012 season to break the players just like the NHL did.  (By the way -- only 6 NBA owners also own NHL teams.  Not half.)

When the NBA eventually comes back, either players will still be free to move, but at lower salaries, or there will be some superduper "Bird exception" that will allow any team to pay its own player a jillion dollars more to stay than anyone else could pay him to go somewhere else.

If it's the first scenario, Howard goes to the Lakers because he wants to play for a winner and win a championship.  If it's the second, then he'll make twice as much money in Orlando as he could anywhere else, and he'll stay with the Magic.




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