This season, the media, the Nets' front office, and we the fans spent all our time focusing on the pursuit of Carmelo Anthony but we wound up losing out to another team (Knicks). Fortunately for us, we wound up getting an even better player in Deron Williams. Now, we are all now shifting our focus to Dwight Howard. Many are optimistic when thinking about what could possibly be while others are realistic in looking back at the Nets' history of failure in being able to bring in the Lebrons, the Bosh's, or the Wade's, etc.
Rumor has it that D Howard could possibly prefer to go to L.A., and I am sure Jerry Buss wouldn't prevent that from happening. Especially when you consider how the L.A. Lakers just lost to the Dallas Mavericks, they are definitely going to be looking to upgrade players, get younger, and possibly lose some salary to help them revitalize their franchise. As much as it pains me, playing with the Lakers and Kobe Bryant is much more attractive to a free agent than what potentially could happen in BKLN.
Some have said that we shouldn't focus on the "big ticket" player, rather who the Nets could get unexpectedly to help rebuild our own team. So that being said, if the Nets don't get Dwight Howard via trade or during free agency, who should be the next player be that we go after?