|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 9, 2011 at 5:55 AM|
Howard's representatives have told the Nets that they are his preferred destination.
Howard has yet to tell the Magic he will not re-sign with them after this season, but the sources said he will within the next few days, perhaps as early as Friday. There is also a chance that Howard will not attend the opening of training camp Friday, according to a source.
As ESPN.com reported last week, the Nets are ready to offer the Magic a package built around center Brook Lopez and two first-round draft picks, New Jersey's own and one the Nets acquired from Houston in a previous trade, according to sources.
New Jersey is also willing to take back Hedo Turkoglu and the three years, $34 million remaining on his deal.
I'm not surprised at all. I doubt the Magic do this deal. They might if they truly feel he's gone,or if he actually tells them bye I'm not coming back anyways. What a wild week in the NBA! Howard I hope is up front. If he in fact asked for a trade. Then maybe he did it the right way, It seemed like so many others did it in private.