Dwight Howard Pushing For Trade to Brooklyn Nets Before NBA Draft

The Nets are running out of options.

They need to get Dwight Howard in the fold, so they can keep Deron Williams and open up the Barclays Center in style. If they lose out on both, Jay Z will have to do a lot of concerts there.

The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement to hire Oklahoma City Thunder executive Rob Hennigan as the franchise’s general manager.

Hennigan will immediately be confronted with making a decision on All-Star center Dwight Howard’s future. Howard is signed through the 2012-13 season, but another fallout with management has left him wanting a trade soon. Howard will push for a trade to the Brooklyn Nets before the June 28 NBA draft to clear the way for Nets free agent Deron Williams to re-sign with the Nets and partner in the new Brooklyn arena next season.

The Eastern conference is looking a little weaker, so a pairing of Howard and Williams with some solid role players could put them in the mix immediately as a contender.

But, they need to get the trade done ASAP.