by the balls. i'd look to deal howard the first chance i got if he was indeed making demands in order for him to not pick up his player option.
i wonder if he's considered the fact that nash is an upcoming free agent this year and the assets they'd be giving up for him would leave him in no better shape.
shut up, don't pick-up your option and recruit nash in the summer. any other way that this is approached is the wrong way.