The Brooklyn Nets are negotiating hard to get rid of center Brook Lopez, and according to multiple reports, the big fella may end up joining Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the OKC Thunder.
It’s a tricky, three-team dance between OKC, Brooklyn and the Charlotte Hornets.
Regarding Nets, Hornets, Thunder discussions reported by @Chris_Broussard, I'm told Kendrick Perkins has to be in it to make it work.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 16, 2015
Sources: Nets holding up the 3-way trade with OKC & Charlotte. They're trying to change some players in the deal….
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) January 16, 2015
Per Yahoo! Sports:
The Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets began to gather traction on a three-way trade late Thursday afternoon, and planned to continue to discussions on Friday morning, league sources said. For the Nets, the biggest hurdle remained their willingness to take on combustible Charlotte guard Lance Stephenson, sources said.
Oklahoma City has been the most aggressive in its pursuit of Lopez, league sources said. Brooklyn has tried to find teams willing to move the expiring contract of Kendrick Perkins for an established player, sources said.
The Nets have delivered indications to teams they would like to settle on a trade by the weekend, league sources said. […] Denver has discussed a package centered on center JaVale McGee, but his consistent problems with injuries have discouraged the Nets’ interest, sources said. Miami raised the idea of a package including Chris Andersen, Norris Cole and Josh McRoberts, sources said. The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest too, sources said.