I started to type this post with the idea of slamming the Brooklyn Nets for missing out on the chance to trade for Dwight Howard (and for taking on Joe Johnson’s crazy salary).
But, I’m listening to Mike and Mike in the Morning and Chis Broussard says the Nets are considering sending their 2013, 2015 and 2017 first round picks to Orlando along with Marshon Brooks, Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries for Dwight Howard.
Sweet Jesus help us all if this trade goes down.
Without Howard, a Big Three of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace would make the Nets a perpetual mirror image of their cross town rival Knicks for the past two seasons: Nothing better than the sixth best team in their conference and maybe nothing better than the second team in their division.
If they land Howard and put him with Williams, Jonson and Wallace, the Nets will fight the Heat in the eastern conference finals for the next five years.
And that wouldn’t be any fun… would it?
In other, less exciting news, of the three teams we know that have interest in J.J. Hickson, it seems like Golden State is his most likely destination.
The Charlotte Bobcats are one team that really wants to land Hickson, but he’ll probably go where the money is, and the Warriors will probably offer him the most money.
Speaking of Charlotte, one guy they’re probably going to land is Antwan Jamison; He told the Charlotte Observer last season that he would be open to signing with the Bobcats and Charlotte management has said one of their priorities this off season is signing a veteran who can still play.
There’s not much more to report on the Jeremy Lin front. The Knicks say they’ll let the market decide his price (and then most likely pay him) and we probably won’t know what that price is until Steve Nash makes his decision… which there isn’t much to report on either.