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Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Nets Working Mirza Teletovic's Contract To Make Room

The Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets have reportedly been talking about a deal that would send center Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, a team Howard has expressed the want to play for, but it's going to be a tough move for the Nets to complete. Howard has indicated through various channels that the Nets are the only team he will sign an extension for, but with some of the moves the Nets have made in the offseason it's not looking like the team will have the cap room to keep Howard beyond next season.

The team however seems to be working to alleviate some of that cap room in order to make a deal, according to John Hollinger of ESPN.

Well, something could be wiggling. A source close to the negotiations tells us that Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic might not sign with Brooklyn for the non-taxpayer's midlevel exception, as originally reported, but for the taxpayer's midlevel, which is a smaller contract with a maximum of $3.09 million for the first year.

If the Nets can wiggle some cap room for next season, the two sides could potentially progress in trade talks. The only question will be what possibly Orlando can get back in return that will make the move worthwhile.

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