The off season was filled with a lot of speculation as to where the talents of Dwight Howard would eventually end up. It was long rumored that Dwight wanted to go to Brooklyn and that Brooklyn wanted Dwight as well. However, Orlando was dragging their legs and Brooklyn was losing its patience.
General Manager, Billy King, said that Deron Williams was willing to move on as well.
"One thing Deron did say to me, he said, 'Please, just don't wait on Dwight. We can't wait and not have a team,'" King said during the premiere of NBA TV's "The Association: Brooklyn Nets," which will air on Oct. 16. "The team of Brooklyn is bigger than one person. I owed it to the organization, I owed it to our fans, I owed it to Deron and the players that we have to build for Brooklyn, and we went forward and built our team."
The Nets have substituted Dwight Howard by re-signing Brook Lopez, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, and trading for Joe Johnson. The Nets may not have gotten the dominant center that they wanted, but they’ve certainly gotten deeper with the new transitions that they’ve made, which may prove to be beneficial for them in the long run.