Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Deal not Dead Yet

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bill-swift - July 4, 2012

Move over Batman. Superman is coming to Gotham-- maybe.

When the deal the Nets made to get Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks was announced Monday, it was assumed that the Nets were giving up on bringing Dwight Howard to town. With the size of Johnson's contract and the ones the team currently had, it would not be possible for the Nets to offer Howard what he is worth.

It appears that the Nets front office might have figured out something that could work after all. According to a report by ESPN, the Nets may be looking to send Kris Humphries, Marshon Brooks, Brook Lopez, and their first-round picks in 2013, '15, and '17 to Orlando for Howard.

Everyone knew that it would take an awful lot for the Magic to be willing to give Howard up. Humphries, as much as the world hates him thanks to Kim Kardashian, is not a bad player. Marshon Brooks is a decent young player and Brook Lopez is a pretty solid  big man. Tack on three draft picks and I think the Magic get the youth infusion they were looking for.

So if the report is indeed accurate and the number crunchers have done their math, it appears like everyone wins here. The Magic get rid of a malcontent, get a lot of players in return, and Howard gets to go where he wants. I guess everyone will not be happy--the other 29 teams are going to have to look out for the Brooklyn Nets next season!

We'll likely find out soon if the deal is for real and whether it will be enough.

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