Both the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets are desperate to save their teams and they’re both relying on two men, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard.  The decision of one ultimately decides the fate of the other.  Read more after the jump.

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Dwight 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.

As I reported earlier this morning, Williams is said to have narrowed his choices down to the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks.  If this information about Howard is true as well and he lands with the Nets then Deron will most likely sign a contract there as well.  How Dwight Howard is going to get this deal done is beyond me.  The Nets don’t really have pieces of value.  They have Brook Lopez who missed majority of the season due to injury and his salary is only $4.1 million.  Gerald Wallace opted out of the final year of his contract and thanks to him and good old Billy King, the Nets don’t have a pick in the first round of the draft.  The Dallas Mavericks not only have a better roster than the Nets, it’s also Deron’s hometown.  The Nets must make something happen or their inauguration in Brooklyn is looking bleak.  They can hope that Dwight Howard refuses to sign a contract extension anywhere else other than Brooklyn but he’s been quite indecisive as we’ve seen over the past year.  The Magic’s new GM Rob Hennigan has quite the tough road ahead of him as it seems Howard will be gone no matter what.