Pending Deron Williams’ decision to either stay a Net or become a Maverick, Joe Johnson will become the newest Brooklyn Net within the next couple of days. While many experts thought the Joe Johnson trade would take Brooklyn out of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, the Nets aren’t quite done chasing Howard. Billy King is currently in discussions with the Orlando Magic, with a blockbuster trade in the works.
The proposal includes sending Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and future first round picks in 2013, 2015, and 2017 to Orlando in exchange for Howard. If the deal goes through, Brooklyn would become an NBA Championship contender this coming season.
Brooklyn’s “Big Three” would outmatch that of the Knicks, and would also provide stiff competition for the Miami Heat. The Nets point guard play of Williams would be drastically better than Miami’s. In addition, Dwight Howard at the center position would be better than what the Heat have at the position. And let’s not forget that Gerald Wallace is an above average player who can hold his own against top teams.
As a Brooklynite I am extremely excited about this latest news. The Nets have been a poor team for a while but seemingly over night they have become serious contenders. This team is doing all it can to win over the New York media and become a top basketball team. Just imagine a starting lineup consisting of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, and Dwight Howard! HELLO BROOOOKLYN!