Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/11/12
Looks like Dwight Howard won't get what he wants. The Brooklyn Nets have pulled out of trade talks for the All-Star center, according to ESPN.com. Howard had requested a trade to Brooklyn, saying it was the only team with which he would sign a long-term contract extension. The Orlando Magic had been negotiating with the Nets but a last-gasp attempt at a deal fell through Wednesday, according to ESPN.com. The Nets reportedly offered four future first-round picks, center Brook Lopez and power forward Kris Humphries in sign-and-trade deals. The offer was rejected by the Magic, so the Nets decided to end trade talks and focus on re-signing Lopez to a multiyear deal. If Lopez signs with the Nets, he can't be traded until December. Howard remains under contract with Orlando for one more season. The Magic have been trying to deal him before he leaves next summer as a free agent.
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