The trade that is supposedly being put into place to get Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets keeps getting more and more complicated every hour. It started off being the Nets attempting to get Howard from the Orlando Magic followed by the Magic saying no, and it's moved up since then to be a behemoth of a trade involving four teams and over a dozen players.
The Cleveland Cavaliers from early on have been one of the teams reportedly involved, with Kris Humphries being a likely target for the Cavs in exchange for one of their many upcoming first round draft picks in the next few years.
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted earlier that the trade has escalated to having 14 players possibly involved, now including MarShon Brooks:
Tentacles of Nets-Magic talks covering 14 players, 3 teams w/ possible 4th locking in to take MarShon Brooks to provide pick, sources tell Y— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2012
Seriously. It's hard to believe that it could keep escalating from there, but nothing's set in stone yet and the Nets are obviously hell-bent on getting Howard out of Orlando.
Of course, there are some reports out there that say the media frenzy behind this trade might all be smoke and mirrors. Both Tom Withers of the Associated Press and Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal have said that there might not be much to these trade rumors.
While everyone is frothing at mouth over this 3-way trade, I keep hearing there isn't much to it on #Cavs end. Can only go by what I'm told— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) July 9, 2012
The Humphries-to-Cavs thing is very speculative at this point, told not much substance.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 9, 2012
Until something more substantive comes out about it, the trade rumors are only going to keep getting bigger.
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