Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/11/12

The dream scenario of the Brooklyn Nets to land All-Star center Dwight Howard has apparently turned into a nightmare... a Dwight-mare, if you will. On Wednesday, the Nets finally decided to give up their pursuit of Howard in favor of keeping their own big man under contract. The Nets agreed to a new contract with center Brook Lopez on a four-year, $60 million deal, all but eliminating Howard from the team's immediate plans, according to ESPN. Lopez, who was drafted 10th overall in 2008, has spent each of his first four seasons with the Nets but was sidelined for much...

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