Brooklyn Nets: 3 former James Harden teammates to sign

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: James Harden #13 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 08: Dwight Howard #39 of the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

1. Dwight Howard, Philadelphia 76ers

What a journey Howard has had. From his time as one of the greatest centers in NBA history with Orlando to somewhat underwhelming stints in LA and Houston to several years as a double-double merchant for some anonymous Eastern Conference teams, Howard has reinvented himself in the last two years.

With the Lakers and 76ers, Howard has shown he can be the interior size and rebounding injection off of the bench championship teams need.

Assuming that the Nets either retain Griffin or promote Nicolas Claxton to the starting lineup, Brooklyn should look to bring Howard to town. The Nets need rebounding and defense, so why not add someone who is going to the Hall of Fame off of those two traits?

Dwight Howard could be the rebounder the Nets need.

Howard won’t fill up the offensive stat sheet anymore, but with so much legendary scoring power next to him, he won’t need him to score at all. Just prevent opponents from doing the same and the Nets will feel good about their purchase.

Oddly enough, Howard was on the Nets for a brief period of time before he was waived and ended up in Washington. With Dwight having rehabilitated his value and establishing himself as a veteran big off of the bench since then, he could have some real value for a Nets team that could stand to add some muscle.