Nets exceed ‘just in the mix’ for Howard?
Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: The Nets view their chances to eventually land Dwight Howard as anywhere from “favorable” to “confident” to plain old “good.”
All those who remember the Knicks’ pursuit of Carmelo Anthony last season, put your hands down. But the Nets like where they are.
The Magic have tried everything to keep Howard, 26, but little suggests the franchise center is amenable to remaining in central Florida.
The Nets have been quietly confident all along about Howard. As the Knicks thought about Anthony last year, the Nets and obviously believe if they land him they can keep him. And they believe they can land him. So some around the Nets have used those buzzwords “favorable … strong … good.”
“We’re more than just ‘in the mix,’ ” said one source.