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The Nets cleared a ton of cap space last summer for a shot at a big-ticket free agent, but were left overpaying for Travis Outlaw when everyone signed with other teams.
They spent most of the first half chasing Carmelo Anthony before watching him wind up across the Hudson at Madison Square Garden. They wound up with a pretty nice consolation prize in Deron Williams, although his acquisition didn't come with the contract extension that guaranteed he'd be a building block for the long term.
With a move to Brooklyn looming and lots of tickets to sell in a town long dominated by the Knicks, the Nets need Williams to be fully committed to the team to sell themselves as something other than the same old Nets. Enter Dwight Howard.
In order to get Williams to stay around, the Nets went hard after the league's best center during this truncated offseason in hopes of building a two-man core as good as any in the league right now.
Howard seemed interested in the Nets when he wasn&...
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Magic center Dwight Howard says he is looking forward to being on the basketball court in front of fans this weekend for the first time since making his trade request when the team holds an open scrimmage at Orlando's Amway Center. The team is taking a day off from practice Friday, but is set to hold a live practice Saturday morning that is open to the public.
If a team were going to jump in as the facilitator in a Dwight Howard to the Nets trade, you would bet that team would be from the West. They would have motivation to keep Howard in the Eastern Conference and away from the Lakers (or Mavericks). Enter the Portland Trail Blazers. At least that…
Lost amidst all the trade talk, conspiracies and player movement of the past few weeks, Shaquille O’Neal is still joining the best basketball show on television and is still going to make TNT’s “Inside the NBA” an even more entertaining program. Watching basketball on Thursday nights is great, but we all know how much better [...]
The New Jersey Nets waived forward Travis Outlaw on Thursday and designated him as the team's amnesty player.
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ORLANDO, Fla. - The ongoing saga about whether Magic center Dwight Howard's days in Orlando are numbered isn't...
Magic center Dwight Howard says he is looking forward to being on the basketball court in front of fans this weekend for the first time since making his trade request when the team holds an open scrimmage at Orlando's Amway Center.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Dwight Howard could not have been more clear Thursday about his long-term intentions. He is sticking by his request to be traded from the Orlando Magic. "It still stands," Howard said. Asked whether he fluctuates day to day, he answered, "There is no back-and-forth." Howard's statements, responses to specific questions...
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Orlando Magic have taken Dwight Howard off the market.
The New Jersey Nets have waived forward Travis Outlaw and designated him as the team's amnesty player, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.
Last season: 52-30, fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Lost a close first-round series to the Atlanta Hawks in six games. Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy, if he can manage to not go insane while continually asked about the Dwight Howard situation all season. Key Departures: None … yet. (OK, not entirely true.) Gilbert…