Is Dwight Howard Brooklyn Bound?
With the recent acquisition of Deron Williams the most "burning question" is will he stay? The answer is simple. If the Nets put the same team on the court that they had this past year, Williams will be a goner. However after the revolutinary free-agency of 2010, this year's group is overshadowed by the uncertainity surrounding the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which is set to expire on July 1st 2011. The Nets have nearly 25 million in cap room, and the options to improve look bleak. J.R. Smith, David West, possibly Yao Ming, headline a dismal class for free-agency. The Nets doubled their win total from the previous year but going from 12 wins to 24 wins isn't shocking. Therefore the Nets will have to improve their club if they want "D-Will" to take his talents to Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. However the solution may be simple. Dwight Howard recently addressed concerns about the Orlando Magic squad, claiming he will be a free agent, and hinted that he will leave Orlando unless they make drastic changes or win the NBA title. Orlando after acquiring Gilbert Arenas, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson are in severe cap trouble and therefore have little space to make changes. Although it is possible they could make a run like Dallas, the odds are pretty slim. Therefore, we raise the question, can the Nets make a deal for Dwight this offseason? After spending 2 draft picks plus Derrick Favors and Devin Harris to receive Williams, the Nets don't have the best of trade bait. However, they have Brook Lopez, cap room, draft picks and the emerging Kris Humphries. Dwight's "insiders" have claimed that the Nets are one of Howards liked destinations, so teaming Williams and Howard could form a potent team that could win a title as the Nets begin a new era in Brooklyn. Of course with the CBA set to expire, the cap situtation could change, but with Dwight getting frustrated, it's time to for Billy King to lay it on the line and make Dwight Howard Brooklyn Bound.