The Brooklyn Nets had been linked on several occasions earlier in the trade season in regards to having a potential interested in Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard should his move to the west coast team not work out. However, reports from both the New York Post and the New York Daily News on Jan. 23, 2013, have shot down any claim that the Nets will go after Howard should he become available.
Nets star big man Brook Lopez is believed to have been told privately that the team have no interest in him leaving nor would he be considered in any potential trade for Howard if he is put up on the auction block.
The Nets could use an additional big player to match up alongside of Lopez, but there are serious doubts as to whether Dwight Howard would even be the right fit for the job if he were to become a Brooklyn player in the future.
With the Lakers worried that Howard will potentially sign with a new team in the summer as an unrestricted free agent there is still the belief that he will be shopped for a potential trade that would see the Lakers at least get a decent backup for Pau Gasol and a few early round draft picks.
However, that player and those trade or additional bodies are almost 100 percent sure not to be coming from Brooklyn this winter.
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