According to reports, Nets' GM Billy King and owner Mikhail Prokhorov met secretly with Dwight Howard in Miami on Thursday night to recruit him to the Nets. Howard is under contract with the Magic for at least one more season.

If proven, the allegations could result in the commissioner handing down severe penalties against the Nets.

Chris Broussard reported earlier that Howard had made up his mind to join the Nets and would demand a trade to New Jersey on Friday.