Deron Williams and Dwight Howard have thought about playing together since 2008. It almost happened at last year’s trade deadline only to have Howard call it off at the last minute. It almost happened again during the offseason too. Even after D-Will re-signed with the Nets he spoke very positively about the chance to play with Howard.
Eventually, though, the trade didn’t work out and Howard was ultimately shipped off to Los Angeles. As it turned out there may be a bit of animosity between Howard and D-Will in the fall out.
In practice on Monday, reporter Rod Boone from Newsday asked Howard if he’s ever reached out to Nets star point guard Deron Williams to smooth things over after putting an end to talks last year when he refused to waive his early termination offer and his response was very interesting.
“That’s my decision,” Howard explained. “It’s my life so if he’s upset because I made a decision for me, so be it…If he doesn’t want to be friends because I’m on another team, then so be it. There’s no need to smooth things over, you know?”
Howard is a free agent at the end of this season and has been very secretive about where he could end up a year from now for a guy who was very public about wanting to be traded out of Orlando. There is a possibility, although it would be tricky and involve some trades, that he could still end up in Brooklyn, but now it sounds as if the two might not want to play together.