ESPN reports that the Nets are set to offer Brook Lopez and draft picks to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard, and are willing to take on Hedo Turkoglu's contract to get a deal done. New Jersey would need to include a smaller contract or two, but would have available cap space after waiving Travis Outlaw via the amnesty clause.
It takes two sides to make a deal, of course, and Marc Stein and Chad Ford write that it's "unclear if the Magic can be convinced to start seriously considering trade scenarios for Howard this early." They also write that the Nets will still go forward in pursuit of free agent big men Nene and Tyson Chandler.
Late Tuesday, a fan asked Howard over Twitter whether he's ready for the "media circus" over where Howard wants to play. Howard responded, "imma cut my ears off so I can't hear them."
- New Jersey Nets prep big trade offer for Dwight Howard - Marc Stein and Chad Ford - ESPN
The Blueprint for Greatness: D-Will & D-12 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Report: Nets set to offer Brook Lopez in a trade package for Magic star Dwight Howard - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard will be the target of New Jersey Nets trade offer, report says - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
Robbins’ Morning Magic: Setting up a wild day - Josh Robbins - Orlando Sentinel
- Nets draw up offer for Dwight Howard - Sporting News
Rumor: Nets to offer package for Dwight Howard? - Ben Golliver - CBS Sports