Well folks, it seems that Superman will not take his soaring dunks to Metropolis. As of today, the Dwight Howard-Brookyln Nets trade negotiations have come to an end. According to many sources, the mega-deal that would have sent Dwight Howard to Brooklyn has ended. The proposed deal would have included the Nets, Magic, Cavaliers, and Clippers with dozens of players and draft picks being shipped all over. For those who are brave enough to read what the specifics of this trade plan was, get yourself some tylenol because you may feel migraine symptoms.
The Howard trade would have included:
Nets: Receive Dwight Howard plus SG Jason Richardson, PG Chris Duhon, and F Earl Clark from the Magic.
Magic: Receive C Brook Lopez, SF Damion James, PF Shelden Williams, and G Armon Johnson, plus two future 1st round picks from the Nets as well as SF Luke Walton from the Cavaliers and a protected lottery pick from the Clippers.
Cavaliers: Receive PF Kris Humphries, G Sundiata Gaines, a future 1st round pick and $3-million in cash from the Nets plus SF Quentin Richardson from the Magic.
Clippers: Receive SG Marshon Brooks from the Nets.
In NBA 2K12, that trade would have more than likely happened. In the real world, that trade crashed and burned. The Cavaliers decided to back out due to discomfort in participating with a Kris Humphries sign-and-trade. Humphries wanted a multi-year deal while Cleveland wanted to offer just one year. When Cleveland backed out, the Nets tried to convince the Charlotte Bobcats to participate. However, the Bobcats used common sense and stayed away. With no other teams willing to participate, the Nets announced the trade was dead.
This is how the Nets feel right now:
So even with all that planning, all that hard work with negotiations, and with all the talks, the Nets ended up with nothing at the end of the day. Well at least they get to have their soup.
Whoops, never mind.
-Ryan L. Fox
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