Howard, of course, will be a free agent in the offseason, and could be moved sooner than that. One of the possible destinations is Orlando's opponent tonight, the Nets, who move to Brooklyn for the 2012-13 season.
The last time Howard played in New Jersey, he was treated like a hero, with fans showering him with endearing chants. You can expect similar tonight, with the trade deadline nearing and the Nets with no chance at making the playoffs.
Another player to watch tonight is Deron Williams. He put on a show at Madison Square Garden on Monday, and would have had a shot at 50 points if not for foul trouble. His future with the Nets is anything but certain, but should Howard choose Brooklyn, you'd guess Deron would stay put. What better recruiting pitch than anothe huge game?
In the meantime, the NBA released a highlight reel of the 10 best dunks of Howard's career today. Enjoy the video, particularly No. 3, where the big man pretty much assaults Sixers guard Jrue Holiday.