The Orlando Magic are making progress on a potential trade to send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
A 3-way trade has been proposed between the Magic, Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers that would involve 10 different players.
- Brooklyn would receive Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark.
- Orlando would receive Brook Lopez, Damion James, Sheldon Williams, three first round picks and Luke Walton from Cleveland.
- Cleveland would receive Quentin Richardson, Sundiata Gaines, Kris Humphries, a first round pick and $3 million cash from Brooklyn.
The Nets are also looking to add another first round pick in the trade to send to Orlando by trading MarShon Brooks.
This deal does not look any more appetizing for the Magic than some of the previous deals they reportedly were not interested in.
This proposed deal feels a little similar to when the New York Knicks were said to be the frontrunner for Steve Nash and then he suddenly ended up being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Maybe the Lakers swoop in again out of nowhere to add another superstar?
The Lakers still want to trade Andrew Bynum to the Magic in a deal for Howard but the Magic are hesitant since Bynum has not said he would re-sign with Orlando following the 2012-13 season.
Orlando would be able to offer Bynum a 5-year, $100 million deal next summer which would be tough for him to turn down.
Source w/knowledge of situation says Nets & Magic have exchanged medical records for Dwight Howard & Brook Lopez (via @RicBucher)
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