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#pounditThursday, June 1, 2023

Jared Dudley doesn’t understand why Dwight Howard wants to play for the Nets

Wherever Dwight Howard ends up this offseason, NBA fans should be relieved that we no longer have to listen to the speculation. Dwight has tried to play himself off as the good guy over the past year or so, but the truth of the matter is he has embarrassed himself. Nothing would surprise us at this point, but it is starting to look like Howard will wind up in a Nets uniform next season. Suns G/F Jared Dudley is having trouble understanding why Brooklyn is the big man’s preferred destination.


First and foremost, the Nets move from New Jersey to New York is something that should build excitement and receive a good amount of attention. Based on some of the things we’ve seen Dwight do over the past few months, we know he loves attention. Jay-Z and a basketball team in Brooklyn are a good combination in that sense.

From a basketball standpoint, I can’t say I blame Dwight. If he goes to the Nets, they will be able to keep Deron Williams. They also recently acquired Joe Johnson, and while his contract may be one of the worst in the NBA he is still a difference maker on the court. The Mavericks and Lakers already have established their championship teams and have aging superstars like Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. Brooklyn gives Howard and company a chance to start their own legacy in a brand new city. I get why he wants to go there. I don’t get why he has to be so annoying about it.

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