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Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Cleveland Emerges As Possible Third Team In Deal

The rumors surrounding a potential trade of Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets have grown louder on Sunday, as a recent report by Ken Berger of CBS Sports claims that the Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a possible third team in a deal that would send Howard to New York City.

The Cavaliers have a stockpile of draft picks, and could be a fit in making the trade work for all three parties, as Ken Berger explains.

"The Cavs have as many as six first-round picks in the next three drafts -- three of them from previous trades, with various levels of protection. However, with cap space to sign Humphries as a free agent, getting Humphries alone wouldn't provide any incentive for Cleveland to surrender one of those picks."

After months of speculation, it seems that a light at the end of the tunnel has appeared for the Orlando Magic, as they continue making progress toward shipping Howard out of Florida.

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