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The Brooklyn Nets are near a four-year, $58 million contract extension with center Brook Lopez, the maximum amount any other team could offer Lopez as a restricted free agent. The two sides, according to multiple reports, are negotiating a possible fifth year that would bring the final terms of the deal to five years, $78 million. Only the first four years are guaranteed. The Nets would be retaining Lopez and not using him as a sign-and-trade chip to land Magic center Dwight Howard. The Nets were thought to be very open to keeping Lopez as part of the core of the team despite the recent aggressive run at Howard, a five-time All-NBA center, but were wary of health concerns that dogged Lopez last season. Until the deal is officially signed, a remote chance remained that Charlotte or Portland, which offered Pacers center Roy Hibbert a four-year, $58 million restricted free agent offer, could swoop in and complicate matters. There's also an outside chance the Nets and M...
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Leave it to Twitter to stoke the fire. As if we hadn't been slapped in the face with enough Dwight Howard rumors, some recent social media observations have heightened the trade speculation. The Twitter feed for RealGM, a popular sports website, and one of its writers, Eric Pincus, noted some interesting developments Thursday. The news probably doesn't mean much, but considering...
Strap in, NBA fans. If Wednesday was any indication, it is going to be a long, long, long, long offseason.
The dust is settling in Amway Center where Rob Hennigan and the Magic officially put an end to trade discussions with the Nets for the time being and turned their focuse squarely on the head coaching search. There have been very few things that are clear in this whole Dwight Howard saga, but let's try and clear a few things up:
1) Dwight Howard will find it tough to be a Net...
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...
Guess what another possible trade scenario for Dwight Howard just when it was reported that Los Angeles was out of the DwightMare sweepstakes, seems they are back in the fold via Hoops World. HOOPSWORLD has learned that there have been preliminary discussions between the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would involve sending [...]
Reports: Clippers involved in Dwight Howard trade talks.
Now that the Brooklyn Nets ar out of the Dwight Howard trading picture, it seems the Houston Rockets are emerging as a team that going all out for Howard. There are reports that the Rockets are considering amnestying Luis Scola in an attempt to create more cap space to appeal more to the Orlando franchise [...]
The Magic have reopened Dwight Howard trade talks with teams beyond the Nets.
The Orlando Magic suspended trade talks for Dwight Howard this past week, but it’s become increasingly evident that the Houston Rockets are becoming the more enticing package for Orlando. They are rumored to amnesty Luis Scola just to make themselves a better landing spot for Dwight Howard and via ESPN it seems Orlando prefers the [...]
The Houston Rockets are scrambling to clear the salary cap space required to absorb the high-priced contracts Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan wants to unload to any team that takes All-NBA center Dwight Howard via trade. The Rockets dealt point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors and used the amnesty provision to waive power forward Luis Scola and the three years...
Mark and McNeill talked about Deron Williams signing with the Nets, where Dwight Howard might land, why Steve Nash shouldn't be blasted for landing with the Lakers, and a whole bunch of other news surrounding free agency and trades.