Dwight Howard’s long-awaited blockbuster trade to Brooklyn is all up to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports.The Nets and Magic have yet to work out a deal because Brooklyn doesn’t have enough assets to send to Orlando.
The Nets have been desperately trying to acquire more players or picks by convincing a third team to join the potential trade, according to ESPN, and the Cavaliers may be willing to cooperate.
General managers from all three teams have been discussing a deal all weekend that would see Orlando receive Brook Lopez and a slew of draft picks from Brooklyn, as well as unnamed assets from Cleveland. The Cavaliers would receive Kris Humphries and perhaps MarShon Brooks from Brooklyn to free up cap space to sign Howard.
Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com is reporting that the deal is “near,” with 11 players and multiple draft picks swapping teams.
Of course, the Cavaliers will first have to decide if they want to facilitate the construction of another superteam in their own conference.
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