It's not a surprise that Gilbert Arenas would want to play with Dwight Howard. Howard himself has said he disagreed with the Magic's decision to waive Arenas under the amnesty provision of the new CBA. According to Marc Stein, the Nets have "quietly indicated that they plan to take Arenas on if they're able to complete the trade for Howard that the Magic keep resisting".
But if the Magic continue to resist, as expected, Arenas is likely to move on. He'd like to get signed by a contender, the Lakers, Heat or Knicks. Even after the Knicks' decision Sunday to sign another amnestied All-Star, Baron Davis, Stein thinks the prospect of signing both at a bargain price may be too hard to pass up.
Gilbert Arenas' free-agent wish list - Marc Stein - ESPN