If the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets are going to finalize a trade to get Dwight Howard out of Florida and into the Bushwick, it won't involve the Cleveland Cavaliers. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavs have pulled out of the rumored three (or four) team trade:
Cleveland is out as a third-team trade partner in a possible Orlando-Brooklyn deal for Dwight Howard, sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2012
If Brooklyn and Orlando are to make a deal for Howard in near-term, it will likely be a trade between the two teams, sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2012
Previous rumors have included trade partners ranging from the Cavs to the Clippers and Bobcats, all being brought aboard to negotiate cap space in the deal. At least for now, though, the potential trade will shrink back to the sole primary parties.
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