Report: Dwight Howard trade could become a 4-team swap
UPDATE II: ESPN.com reports the Los Angeles Clippers have joined the discussions in order to accomodate a deal that will send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets. The revamped trade would see Los Angeles receive swingman MarShown Brooks from the Nets while the Magic would acquire a lottery-protected first-round draft pick from the Clippers.
UPDATE: Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweets the three team deal may have complications after reports free agent Kris Humphries is seeking a four year deal in a sign and trade agreement. The Cavaliers would reportedly offer a one-year deal. Adrian Wojnarowski has a more detailed looked at the proposed deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have entered discussions with the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic to help facilitate a trade that would send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn. This according to a report by ESPN. There could be as many as 11 players involved in this deal according to another report by Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.
According to the ESPN report, Orlando is not interested in acquiring MarShon Brooks from Brooklyn, however Cleveland does have interest in Brooks. Free agent Kris Humphries would also be heading to Cleveland in a sign-and-trade from Brooklyn. The Cavs would in turn, send pieces to Orlando. Brooklyn would also be shipping Brook Lopez and 3 first-round draft picks to Orlando. This would result in Dwight Howard becoming a member of the Nets.
"The deal is progressing, but nothing's imminent,'' said one source. Kennedy reports that Magic executives will meet on Monday morning to determine if this is the best deal they can make for Howard.