Jerry Stackhouse wouldnt mind having Dwight Howard as his new teammate. But if it doesnt happen, he still believes foes need to watch out for Brooklyn.
Stackhouse, 37, said by phone Wednesday he will sign a one-year deal with the Nets for the veterans minimum of 1.35 million. Soon hell find out if Howard, who could be traded from Orlando to Brooklyn, will be a teammate.
I think its about 50-50 right now, Stackhouse, a 17-year veteran at shooting guard, said of whether the Nets will land Howard. But Im looking at it either way. He could come and take us to the top. But, if he doesnt (go to Brooklyn), getting (center) Brook Lopez back and the possibility of getting (forward Kris) Humphries back, thats still a very, very good, formidable team that can compete with anybody.
If the Nets trade for Howard, they would have to part with Lopez and very likely Humphries. If the deal doesnt get done, Stackhouse is optimistic Humphries, a free agent, would re-sign with Brooklyn.