Howard speaks about his trade request, Nene to wait on decision

I’ve talked to a lot of guys, and they’ve expressed a lot of interest in coming here, and I’ve expressed that to the correct people, and none of it’s happened.

I want to win. And I want to be involved. That’s not me being cocky or anything like that, but I do want to be involved with the organization.

-Dwight Howard

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Marc Stein adds on Twitter that the Nets view Nene as a back-up plan in case their trade for Dwight falls through, and that Nene will assuredly go to the Nuggets, Nets, or Rockets.

In other major trade news, the Clippers are nearing a deal for New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul, just two days after a deal that would have sent Paul to the Lakers fell through.