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Dwight Howard Trade Rumor: 3-Team Deal Including Brook Lopez, Jason Richardson And Luke Walton

Dwight Howard's much-maligned, oft-delayed departure from the Orlando Magic could finally come as part of a huge multi-player trade with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski:

Richardson's inclusion had been previously mentioned, as had the addition of another team - likely the Cleveland Cavaliers - to facilitate contracts. Wojnarowski is reporting that Orlando would receive a bounty - Brook Lopez, Damion James, Shelden Williams, Luke Walton and "3 or 4 1st rounders."

UPDATED: Here's the specific breakdown from Yahoo:

In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets' Brook Lopez, Damion James, Sheldon Williams, Cleveland's Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando's Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn's Sundiata Gaines, Kris Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also would send Brooks to a fourth team to get them an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic.

While various trade scenarios with various partners have been discussed to get Howard out of Orlando, this proposed deal is certainly the biggest of the rumored bunch.

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