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NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers Reportedly In Trade Talks With Nets

The possibility of a three way trade between the Nets, Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers that will land Dwight Howard in Brooklyn is starting to look more and more likely. Brooklyn has reportedly been talking with the Cavs for several days now trying to get them into a trade, and ESPN's Chris Broussard and Brian Windhorst on Monday put out a report that seems to indicate talks are actually going.

Sources told that the Nets and Magic are cautiously optimistic that the Cavaliers will help them facilitate a three-way trade that lands Howard in Brooklyn.

So far, it has been the Magic that has stalled most of the Nets' trade offers in their quest to land Howard.

Kris Humphries is clearly the biggest piece that the Cavs would be set to get in any three way trade, but they'll likely ask for more assets from one or both of the other teams involved since they have plenty of cap space available to get Humphries on the roster.

The Cavaliers, however, have enough cap space to sign Humphries outright, so they have requested additional assets from their two prospective trade partners.

A key in any potential deal, sources said, is swingman Marshon Brooks, whom the Nets are offering to prospective third-team facilitators to make a Howard-to-Brooklyn trade possible.

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