Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: What Acquiring All Star Will Mean to Brooklyn Nets

Amy Streifer@AmyStreiferCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 08:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat hugs Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic during the game at Amway Center on February 8, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Sources told ESPN that the Brooklyn Nets will "resolve their pursuit of Dwight Howard" today. If they do, and if they are successful, they will find themselves contending next season.

Yes, that's right. The Brooklyn Nets, formerly the New Jersey Nets, who finished last in the Atlantic conference with only 22 wins, will find themselves going after a championship if they acquire Howard.

There are few players in the league that can change an organization. Howard is one of them. He was the number one overall pick by the Orlando Magic back in 2004, but it looks like his stint in central Florida may be coming to an end soon.

In his career, Howard has scored 18.4 points per game and grabbed 13 rebounds per game. He has brought his team to the playoffs five times, but has yet to win a ring. Howard has done a lot so far in his career, and here's some impressive accomplishments.

- 6 time NBA All-Star

- 5 time ALL-NBA First Team

- 3-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

All that seems to be missing from Howard's repertoire is a championship ring, but he may just find himself wearing one at the end of next season if he signs with the Brooklyn Nets.

With Joe Johnson and Deron Williams already enlisted by Brooklyn, Howard is the one puzzle piece missing that could seal the deal for the upcoming team. He's a game-changer, the diamond in the rough, and could be just what the Nets need in order to win their first NBA championship.

The Nets won two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976, but with the addition of Howard, they will by far be one of the best teams in the league and will put pressure on other teams to revamp and improve their current rosters.