Brooklyn Nets Will No Longer Participate in the Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic looks on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Erick FernandezCorrespondent IIJuly 11, 2012

To the dismay of NBA fans, the Dwight Howard saga has trumped all other basketball and sports news during the summer.

According to ESPN's Ric Bucher, the Brooklyn Nets have decided today that they no longer want to take part in it. After claiming that the deal will be "resolved" earlier this morning, the Nets' front office decided that they'd had enough, and their pursuit of the superstar center will end today.

The Nets, who were perceived to be the leader in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, tried to pull every string in order to finish the deal. After failing to find two other teams that take part in a four-team trade, Brooklyn finally decided that they'd had enough.

Although Dwight Howard has gone on the record numerous times to say that the only place he was interested in playing was Brooklyn, too many complications got in the way for the deal to be finalized. Apparently, even the Brooklyn Nets are tired of all the baggage that is coming from these negotiations and from Dwight Howard.

While the Brooklyn Nets have decided they had enough, there are possible reports that the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers have proposed a potential three-team trade that would send Howard to the Lakers and Andrew Bynum to the Rockets. That, along with the other proposed trades, is just speculation at this point.

The inability for the Nets and the Magic to agree on a deal will mean that this mess will continue for at least a few more days, if not longer, without a resolution.


Erick Fernandez is the creator of I Want to Thank My Hood & My Psychiatrist

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