Around the Nets Thursday: Dwight Howard Blockbuster Trade Talks

  • Just as the basketball world was quietly and slowly falling back into normalcy and the Dwightmare was thought to have been shelved for the near future, Adrian Wojnarowski drops a bomb in the middle of the afternoon. Earlier today, Woj tweeted that the Magic, Lakers, 76ers and Nuggets are involved in talks for a four-way trade that would send Dwight Howard on the Lakers.
  • With each passing hour the Barclays Center gets closer to completion. Today the big mass of concrete that’s been standing in Brooklyn has officially become the “Barclays Center” as the name is being added to the roof. Photos.
  • And more on the Barclays Center: 50 days from opening, the Nets expect to have sold 10,000 season tickets, they already have 80% of the suites bought, and the 10th founding partner will be announced next week.
  • Want to know who Deron Williams‘ biggest hoops influence was? Of course you do. Watch this to find out, his answer may surprise you. 
  • Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy lists the notable unsigned veteran free agents and has the Brooklyn Nets as possible landing places for Josh Howard and Kenyon Martin.
  • More Dwight talk, former Net Anthony Morrow is still thinking his close connection with Howard could help the Hawks land (and keep) the big man. 
  • From yesterday: Joe Johnson shows off his RIDICULOUS sneaker collection.