Dwight Howard trade negotiations going on between Magic, Nets, others

The Magic are actively trying to work out a trade for Dwight Howard

7/3/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

March 3, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) smiles against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIREDwight Howard has made it clear that he wants a trade, specifically to the Brooklyn Nets. He has even said that they're the only team he would sign a long term extension with.

Now, the Magic are doing their best to get him out of town, shopping him around to several teams in the hopes of finding the best possible deal.

ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that the Nets are offering 3 first round draft picks, Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries in exchange for Howard, and possibly Hedo Turkoglu.

A deal like that would likely result in the Nets having their own "Big 3" of Howard, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams.

That might actually be a better Big 3 than the trio in Miami, simply because they would complement each other's skill sets a little better. The Heat really don't have a true point guard or a big man, while the Magic would have one of the best in the league at each spot, along with a very good pure scorer in Johnson.

Despite Howard's desire to end up in Brooklyn, it's likely that the Magic could get a more attractive offer from several other teams.

The Lakers could offer Andrew Bynum in a potential deal, and the Hawks could offer Al Horford and Jeff Teague.

The Nets' offer is actually a terrible one for the Magic, since they'd be getting a few players who would be grossly overpaid in Lopez and Humphries (after a sign-and-trade) and they'd be getting 3 first round picks that would most likely be near the end of the first round.

Considering the fact that Howard is easily one of the 5 best players in the league, that's not really the kind of deal that would be in the Magic's favor.

Fortunately for them, they don't necessarily have to acquiesce to Dwight's request that he be sent to Brooklyn. Once he's out of town, he's not their problem anymore, and I'm pretty sure that's what they want at this point.

We'll keep you posted if anything else develops, and we'll see where the league's premier big man ends up.
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7/5/12   |   QCao009   |   1 respect

Scary, but Howard is heading for early retirement the way he's going.  He needs to change his agent.

7/3/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Right now, based on his insanely selfish and idiotic mentality, I think trading for Howard is risky for almost every team.

7/3/12   |   heelfan811   |   16251 respect

Teams that should NOT deal for Howard:

1. The Lakers would be FOOLISH to let a younger Andrew Bynum go for Howard (Bynum's upside and cheaper contract is worth sticking with him)  - I think teams need to remember Howard has a bad back!

2. The Hawks should not move Al Horford for Howard.  Al and Josh need a great wing player to help them run a fast-pace offense (is there a Dwayne Wade clone out there??)

3. The Nets!! Yep, I said it!!  With Deron Williams and now Joe Johnson on the squad, Dwight Howard will get limited touches.  I don't think Howard will gel to well with the Nets...he needs to pair up with a "pass first" point like Rondo or CP3..in my opinion...