Dwight Howard to Nets: Brooklyn Debut Will Be a Disaster If DH12 Isn't on Roster

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 9, 2011

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 16:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic drives on Jason Collins #34 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2011 at the Amway Arena 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 J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Things are really starting to heat up in recent days in the NBA offseason.

Ever since it was announced that the lockout was over and the 2011-2012 season was on, we have been speculating on what moves will be made.

Who would have thought even a week ago that the New Jersey Nets could be the big winners this year?

With the Nets ready to make their move to Brooklyn, they are looking to come to town with a new look.

Right now it appears that New Jersey is in the running for the top trade target in the league and the number one free agent.

Yes, a team that went 24-58 just a season ago is apparently the place to be.

It has been reported by multiple sources that Dwight Howard has asked the Orlando Magic for a trade to the Nets.

Howard really wants to be a Net.

He and point guard Deron Williams have both expressed interest in playing with one another in the past.

Howard also has said that he wants to play with Anthony Morrow.

It's unclear at the moment what the Nets could offer for Howard. Speculation is that Brook Lopez along with draft picks could be the move.

There is also talk that free agent center Nene Hilaro could be coming to town. Obviously, if the Nets would acquire both Nene and Howard, Nene would move to power forward.

Nene, Howard, Williams and Morrow would make this team a threat.

They may not be the best in the league, but by the time they get to Brooklyn, they have potential to be a playoff caliber team.

However, if the moves fail and Howard doesn't end up with the team, it could spell disaster.

Williams is heading into the last year of his contract. Without added help, speculation is that he will walk away from the team at the end of the season.

Right now it could go either way. The Nets could emerge as a playoff contender in coming years, or they could fall even further off than they are now.

It all revolves around whether or not Dwight Howard comes to town.