New NBA trade rumors have a Dwight Howard trade to the Brooklyn Nets officially taking place Tuesday morning (July 3). While confirmation of the deal going down has not yet come, it appears that the Nets may still be close to getting their man.
According to ESPN, the Nets would send Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and their first round picks from 2013, 2015 and 2017 to acquire Howard. That is a huge haul for just one player, possibly putting the Magic in a position to compete in the Eastern Conference for many years to come.
On the other end of the deal, the end result could become that the Nets play with Howard, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson next season. That certainly sounds like a roster that could take on the Miami Heat, possibly supplanting them as the team to beat in the East for the next few seasons.
It seems like the Nets may finally be one step away from relevance again and that Howard is going to get what he wanted all along. If these NBA trade rumors do turn out to be true, this is going to become one of the quickest turnarounds that NBA fans have seen a franchise undertake in quite some time.
Do you think that this proposed Dwight Howard trade to the Brooklyn Nets is good for both franchises? Would the Orlando Magic be silly not to agree to the deal at this point?