ATLANTA, GA - FILE: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 22, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was reported that the Orlando Magic have taken Dwight Howard off the market citing that none of the offers were worth pursuing December 14, 2011. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Before agreeing to a new contract with Brook Lopez, the Nets offered four future first-round picks, Lopez and Kris Humphries in sign-and-trade deals plus $3 million in cash. They would take back Howard, Jason Richardson, Chris Duhon and Earl Clark, a source told Ric Bucher.
The offer was rejected. The Magic didn't want Humphries, even with only one year guaranteed, and instead wanted the Nets to take on another player, Quentin Richardson. The Nets finally shut it down.
The Magic? Their list of potential suitors has dropped by one and Howard has told them once again, he wants out.
- Dwight Howard still wants out - Ric Bucher - ESPN
Brook Lopez is probably worth the big contract the Brooklyn Nets just gave him - Kelly Dwyer - Ball Don't Lie