Schmeelk: Plan B? Positives, Negatives Of Nets’ Johnson Trade

July 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Schmeelk: Plan B? Positives, Negatives Of Nets’ Johnson Trade
By John Schmeelk » More Columns

" On one hand I very much admire what the Nets decided to do.

With a large shout, is seems they proclaimed they were done with Dwight Howard and his ridiculous antics. (Or did they?) It was about time somebody told the immature seven foot child that they wouldn’t wait for him to figure out his deal with the Magic.

Instead, Brooklyn spent its future money on Joe Johnson.

Some still think the Nets have a shot at Howard, with a combination of Brook Lopez, Marshon Brooks, Gerald Wallace, Gerald Green and first-round picks. I don’t buy it. That would mean the Magic would have to commit to four years of their core featuring that quartet. Thanks, but no thanks.

Assuming the Nets manage to retain Deron Williams (no sure thing), they pretty much have their team set in stone for the next four years "

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