Mavericks and Nets share common goal

Both hope to unite Dwight Howard and Deron Williams, if L.A. doesn't get in the way

Updated: February 28, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It makes perfect sense that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will land in Los Angeles in a couple weeks to play with Kobe Bryant.

It almost seems predestined. Just look at the Los Angeles Lakers' ludicrous lineage: Wilt Chamberlain traded by Philadelphia in 1968; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar traded by Milwaukee in 1975; Shaquille O'Neal signed as a free agent out of Orlando in 1996; Andrew Bynum drafted by L.A. in 2005.

Big men -- dominant big men, the most precious commodity in ...

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