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The Dwight Howard-to-Brooklyn talk is back on!Last week, the Nets looked to have destroyed their chances of getting Dwight by signing Bosnian scorer Mirza Teletovic for the full $5 million mid-level exception. Since teams that use that full mid-level must stay below a $74 million hard cap, it was impossible for them to acquire Dwight’s contract, considering all their other obligations.
But now, by some miracle, the Nets have renegotiated Teletovic’s contract down to the “mini mid-level,” according to CBS Sports’ Royce Young.
That means that the Nets won’t have a hard cap, and can now acquire Dwight again.
The difference on Teletovic’s end is roughly $2 million per year in salary, so it’s unclear why or how he agreed to the negotiation. But it appears to be a done deal.
It’s still a longshot for the Nets to trade for Dwight, and it would be one of the more complicated deals in NBA history.
But thanks to some 11th-hour negotiating, it’s still possible.
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