Saturday 09th December 2023,
The Hoop Doctors

Nets to Offer Lopez, Picks for Dwight and Hedo

At the very least, it’s safe to say that Dwight Howard is open to the idea leaving Orlando. Los Angeles is a possibility and so is New Jersey. But what will it cost? Are the Nets offering enough?

The New Jersey Nets are prepared to offer a trade package featuring Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks to acquire Dwight Howard before the Orlando Magic center becomes a free agent in July 2012, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told this week that, to sweeten the proposal, New Jersey would likewise offer to take back the contract of Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, who has three seasons left on his contract worth just under $35 million. Absorbing Turkoglu’s remaining salary would become financially feasible for the Nets after the expected release of swingman Travis Outlaw through the amnesty clause that will be included in the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement and by including another smaller contract or two in the deal.


Like this Article? Share it!