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Four-team blockbuster would send Howard to Nets

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08:11 AM ET 12.14 | Along with CP3, DH12 is the big name on the possible trade market. Talks between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets for a Dwight Howard blockbuster trade have gathered momentum over the past several days, and the framework of a possible four-team deal has taken shape, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Front office sources say Nets general manager Billy King has aggressively pursued the necessary players and picks to try and satisfy Orlando's demands for Howard, one of the league's most dominating and popular players. The biggest hurdle for the Nets to acquire Howard will still ultimately be the Magic's willingness to give up their future with him and concede that re-signing him is a lost cause.

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December 14, 2011  08:13 AM ET

This is what happens when the inmates run the asylum. May as well just concede it and fold the teams that aren't going to be "superteams".

I'm sure a 4-6 team NBA will draw huge numbers and do great.

December 14, 2011  08:23 AM ET

So which 4 teams are involved? The article was very vague.

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December 14, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Well Howard hope all works out for you in Brooklyn....

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December 14, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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I would love to see Howard go to a place where his team can be top banana like the Lakers, Bulls, San Antonio. Coming to the Nets, while good for NY area basketball is certain to be unfulfilling in the sense that the fan base is not there and won't be (if ever) until his career is long over. Just like the Devils in hockey, even if he wins a title, nobody will care.

Yeah I dont understand why he did not add the Bulls to his list. Maybe he feels like D Rose is to much of an alpha dog for him to play with. Like you say he is better off somewhere else because Knicks have NY locked up.

December 14, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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Well Howard hope all works out for you in Brooklyn....

They are some idiots for even making a story of this. I just read the article and no mention of teams and players....

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December 14, 2011  08:52 AM ET

You know, Mario Lemieux had a helluva career in a small market. So did George Brett. And they won rings. There are plenty of others that didn't win rings that still had fantastic careers as well (John Stockton immediately comes to mind).

It's not impossible to be successful and content in a smaller market.

Just sayin'.

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December 14, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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I would love to see Howard go to a place where his team can be top banana like the Lakers, Bulls, San Antonio. Coming to the Nets, while good for NY area basketball is certain to be unfulfilling in the sense that the fan base is not there and won't be (if ever) until his career is long over. Just like the Devils in hockey, even if he wins a title, nobody will care.

exactly. i can't stand when those swamp people in Jersey try to lump themselves in with NYers. we don't care about anything having to do with Jersey. if the Giants and Jets didn't play in that state Jersey would be just as relevant as Iowa to us.

if his choice is the Nets or the Magic, the Magic should win if only for the no state income tax and good weather. NY belongs to the Knicks no matter how bad the team is, and fortunately its a good time to be a Knick fan.

December 14, 2011  09:31 AM ET

This is crazy. A championship contender such as the Lakers are about to breakup their championship chemistry because adding either player (Howard, Paul) is more important to the team than winning now. Drafting Bynum and acquiring Gasol on the cheap have allowed the Lakers to build a team that have won 2 championships and played in 3 Finals, and if it were not for the lackadaisical approach last season they probably could have won last season also. Recently departed Odom and when you think of the possibility of losing both Bynum and Gasol, this has to be weird.

I call this the Miami effect, because it seems that every team is somehow believing the "not one; not two; not three; not four; not five; not six; not seven) quote by Lebron James. So the mind set is to gear up to be able to compete against that front in Miami. In my opinion the Lakers only needed a point guard, Odom's my guy but Fisher could no longer match speed with speed against the likes of Rose, Berrara, Rondo, Paul, Monte Ellis, and in the event of all this Odom is now in Dallas. I could not stand to watch him express himself to the Dallas media yesterday.

This a a knee jerk reaction, the same knee jerk reaction that Boston made last season that cost them a chance to win another championship. Hope Friday brings the amnesty players you're waiting for.

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