Chad Ford reported that the Nets "offered everything they could for Howard: Brook Lopez + FIVE 1st Rd picks. Theirs in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 + Rockets 2011 pick."
re: 'no big deal about giving up the picks',
yea, i guess. i've seen so many times in sports these deals backfiring horribly that it does make me wonder. oh well. no pain, no big daddy kane.