The Brooklyn Nets are looking to add veterans to their roster in some of their final spots, and according to a report the team is interested in Dwight Howard – but not in 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
Brooklyn Nets insider Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of the Bally Sports network reported the news earlier on Twitter. Robinson reported that the reason the organization lost interest in Anthony is because the team is, “looking for a vocal leader in the locker room.” Apparently, the franchise feels that Anthony isn’t as vocal as he once was have put him to the side for now.
Robinson also reports that Brooklyn has retained an interest in Dwight Howard’s veteran defensive presence. “Howard’s name is still buzzing amongst Brooklyn Nets brass,” he wrote.
The Nets have very limited spots left on their roster and with the right piece, could excel the team beyond expectations. A veteran leader in the locker room is essential if the organization wants to make a postseason push.
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Story originally appeared on Nets Wire