With all the buzz around Dwight Howard, sometimes you have to ask why? Why would the New Jersey Nets want Dwight Howard now? Why give up Brook Lopez, promising-rookie MarShon Brooks and draft picks when you don't have too?
Why would Nets' general manager Billy King even entertain a trade offer to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard when he doesn't have too?
This is assuming that Howard's first choice is to team up with Deron Williams and to be the face of the first professional sports franchise in Brooklyn since the Dodgers.
If Howard is about more than just basketball and has the desire of being a global star—which the Nets' Russian owner would be promising—all he needs to do is stand firm, play hard, and leave the Magic and Orlando under the best circumstances possible.
Who knows, maybe a Magic championship run can happen this season? But if it doesn't, no one can blame Howard for leaving in free agency. He would be leaving after seven years with millions of dollars on the table.
There will be some Orlando fans that will hate him forever, but a man should have a choice of where he wants to be and should not be relegated to the team he was drafted by for the rest of his career if he does not want to be there.
Here are some reasons why the Nets should not want Howard now and should welcome a free agent battle with the Dallas Mavericks.