I posted this as a comment on a thread also but felt it would be a good Fanpost Also:
Like last year it might not be the guy we thought we were getting but overall if end up just as well, so here are some other ideas.
Kevin Love: RFA after next season meaning we can match any offer, and thus can retain him, which makes him a good fit for the nets. As we have the assets for Howard we presumably have the necessary assets to get Love. Love’s contract would also be a maximum of 16 million next season allowing for the nets to with a few minor moves be able to still sign Dwight next summer. If this move were made we’d either need to sign Humphries or Dalembert to fill the other PF/C position and hold over the tide.
Josh Smith: This trade only makes sense if we can do it without losing Brook Lopez in the process, if the nets can complete this trade for two first round picks, and other small pieces it makes sense. This deal would also leave the nets with the ability to still sign Dwight next summer should that be an option, while making the nets competitive and Deron happy. We would also be able to sign and trade Brook next year as he is a RFA for more talent to go along with Deron – Smith – Dwight.
Paul Millsap: Another guy from Utah, and thank god because we seem to be able to make quick deals with them. Millsap is a very good power forward who we could most likely acquire for picks and change. This deal also leaves enough cap space to sign Howard in the event that we can, and should be enough to make the team competitive if paired with the right one year deals.
I’m not being a pessimist and saying we won’t get dwight i’m being a realist and saying that Otis Smith is a dumb mother Moiso, and is asking to lose Howard in the summer, this is even more obvious than the Lebron fiasco and that was really obvious to everyone except Cleveland. In my opinion if Orlando would like to take nothing for him and let us have him for nothing we should see that through.
Let Me know What you guys think.