While all of the speculation has been pretty quiet over the past few months, it is expected to pick up over the next month or so in advance of the trade deadline on March 15th. According to Chris Mannix via SB Nation, the Nets have re-emerged as a potential trade destination and are working on a multi-team trade to try and acquire the Magic center.
Brook Lopez is considered to be the centerpiece of any Nets' package; Lopez made his season debut last weekend after a preseason injury that required surgery kept him out of the team's first 32 games. The Nets would need to rely on their status as a preferred destination for Howard to gain favor from Orlando.
Trade activity will probably heat up after March 1st when players who were signed or acquired in the offseason can be moved in a trade. That increases the number of players in the pool that can be traded and thus the likelihood that a trade agreement can be reached.
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