The Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic are still trying to negotiate a trade that would send All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, according to a Tuesday morning report from “ESPN.com,” which if completed, would give the Nets a “Big Four” in their starting lineup, when they move to their new home in Brooklyn for the upcoming campaign. The website’s sources are stating that the two teams are discussing a deal that would send the Magic big man to the Nets in exchange for talented, young guard MarShon Brooks, center Brook Lopez, forward Kris Humphries and Brooklyn’s first round picks in the NBA Draft, in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Both Lopez and Humphries are currently Free Agents, so the Nets would have to complete sign and trade transactions to send the pair to the Magic. If completed, the deal for Brooklyn, would signify that the future is now, as they would be gambling with team’s future for the rest of the decade that they have the right combination to contend for a Championship in the Association.
The deal would be the second major trade for Brooklyn this week, after completing a deal with the Atlanta Hawks in which they received All-Star guard Joe Johnson. The team has already reached terms on a contract extension with Gerald Wallace and it seems that All-Star point guard Deron Williams is ready to ink an extension as well. The Nets would begin next season with a starting lineup that includes, Howard, Williams, Johnson and Wallace; certainly one of the most formidable in the entire Association, if they can complete the deal.