Nets Still Focusing on Dwight Howard?
Meanwhile, the Nets are still massaging $18.6 million of critical cap flexibility to enhance chances of securing Dwight Howard, who honestly prefers Brooklyn over Los Angeles or Dallas (really, I’m not kidding) and wants to play for Mikhail Prokhorov or Vladimir Putin.
So much room would allow the Nets to assume the contracts of Hedo Turkoglu and Howard ($29 million total), whose meek Miami tap dance (2 of 9 field goals) gave the impression he might be a trace preoccupied.
Of course, once the Nets re-sign Kris Humphries for one year at roughly $7 million — decision time is down to the short strokes — the Magic can’t dump as much toxic waste in New Jersey; Turkoglu is owed $23 million, including $1 million in year three of the $12 million on the books. Meaning, the remainder of Chris Duhon’s three-year obligation ($10.75 million) probably would be substituted.