Broussard: Howard Deal "Very Close"

In an interview on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike Friday morning, Chris Broussard said a deal between the Nets and Magic that would bring Dwight Howard to the Nets is "very close to happening". ESPN later tweeted that Broussard believes the "Trade could take place today" when Howard is expected to tell the Magic he wants to be a Net.

Broussard who broke news of Howard's intentions, said the deal, as he understands it, would be Howard and Hedo Turkoglu for Brook Lopez and two first round draft choices, presumably the Nets two picks in 2012: their own' first round pick and the Rockets lottery-protected pick obtained in the Terrence Williams trade a year ago.

Whether other players from either side would be included remains unclear.

Other than a tweet by Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry Thursday night, there has been no other reports regarding Howard and the Nets. On the radio, Adrian Wojnarowski could neither confirm nor deny Broussard's scoop. But Wojnarowski said that everybody has been waiting on Howard to decide between the Lakers and Nets.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker