Broussard: Nets frontrunners for Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is preparing to ask the Orlando Magic to trade him to the New Jersey Nets, according to sources close to the situation.

Howard’s representatives have told the Nets that they are his preferred destination.

via Chris Broussard — Dwight Howard to ask Orlando Magic for trade to New Jersey Nets, sources say – ESPN New York

The deal for Howard would presumably be Brook Lopez and two first-round picks, though if the Nets are truly willing to take on Hedo Turkoglu’s remaining three years and $34 million, more contracts would have to go the other way. Jordan Farmar and Travis Outlaw are possibilities, as is Anthony Morrow, though Dwight did once mention Morrow as one of the five players in the NBA he’d like to play with most.

As always, stay tuned.