Don't bet on Dwight in Brooklyn

Nets' deals for Deron Williams, others take Brooklyn out of Howard hunt

Updated: July 3, 2012, 11:45 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

I hope Mirza Teletovic is good, because signing him basically precludes the possibility of the Brooklyn Nets ever getting Dwight Howard.

The Nets announced the latest in a flurry of offseason moves Tuesday, starting with a midlevel exception deal for the Bosnian forward, moving on to a sign-and-trade deal for the Clippers' Reggie Evans and capping it off with the news that Deron Williams will return, reportedly on a five-year deal worth nearly $100 million.