Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/11/12
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The Dwight Howard sweepstakes will not be ending anytime soon. Trade talks between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets -- the only team to which he will agree on a long-term commitment -- broke down July 11 when the Nets signed current center Brook Lopez to a four-year, $60 million deal. Lopez, the key player in heated trade talks with the Magic, is untradeable now until Jan. 15, 2013, under terms of the collective bargaining agreement. The Nets signed Lopez just hours after failing to reach a deal with the Magic. Howard, who asked to be traded to the Nets, can become an unrestricted free agent after next season, which has discouraged most teams from making an equal-value offer unless he will commit to the future. Howard had been pushing for a trade to the Nets, who are moving into a new arena in Brooklyn next season. The Magic also had been talking with the Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, but nobody was offered enough to make the deal worthwhile f...
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