There is still a chance that Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard could become a member of the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources.
The Nets and the Magic are discussing a trade that would send Howard to the Nets for Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and the Nets’ first-round draft picks in 2013, 2015 and 2017, sources said. Lopez and Humphries, who are both free agents, would go to Orlando in sign-and-trade deals.
No trade is imminent, and the Nets are looking for a third team to help facilitate a potential trade for Howard.
The Magic are also considering trade possibilities with the Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, sources say.
The Nets are trying to pull off their second blockbuster trade this week and give themselves a big three of Howard, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson that could rival the NBA champion Miami Heat’s heralded trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.