We all had a lot of fun late last night speculating about whether or not some of the new pieces the Celtics accumulated yesterday might be part of a package deal for a superstar, specifically Dwight Howard. Look: it was a Friday night, and things got a little out of control. But now the harsh light of day has fallen on the NBA landscape, and Dwight Howard has requested that he be traded to the Nets.
A trade package from the Nets would certainly include Brook Lopez, and would require that the Nets take on the devil’s handshake with Hedo Turkoglu. Beyond that is unclear, although the Nets would likely have to ship out some picks and other young pieces, potentially rookie Marshon Brooks.
Also relevant is that were Dwight Howard to be traded to Brooklyn, he would not be playing for the Lakers.