‘Serious Talks’ for 3-Team Trade that Could Send Howard to Nets

The Nets are back at work in their never-ending chase on Dwight Howard, this time in talks for a three-way trade with the Magic and Trail Blazers that would send Howard to Jersey and Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez to the Magic. ESPN.com has the report: “The New Jersey Nets have entered into serious talks with the Orlando Magic on a multiteam trade scenario that would that bring Dwight Howard to the Nets, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the most active proposal discussed by the teams would sendPortland Trail Blazers swingman Gerald Wallace to the Magic along with Nets center Brook Lopez as two of the main pieces Orlando would receive in exchange for Howard. As part of such a trade, which could be expanded to include a fourth team, sources say Orlando would also shed the long-term contracts of Hedo Turkoglu and Chris Duhon—both absorbed by New Jersey—while also potentially receiving future draft considerations. Other players would have to be added to the deal to make the salary-cap math work, but sources said Portland would receive multiple first-round picks as part of the exchange for surrendering Wallace and facilitating the trade.”