According to ESPN's Chris Broussard, Dwight Howard's management is preparing to ask Orlando to trade D12 to the New Jersey Nets. We have heard in the past that Howard is not a fan of cold weather, but perhaps the allure of NYC and the Nets moving to Brooklyn has changed Dwight's mind.
The New Jersey Nets have been told by Dwight Howard's representatives have told that they are his preferred destination and that the Orlando Magic superstar is preparing to ask the Magic to trade him to the Nets, according to sources close to the situation.
Howard has yet to tell the Magic that 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 one of the sources.
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.