And it appears the Brooklyn Nets are going with a quantity over quality approach.
The latest proposal that would send Howard to the Nets could involve four teams and include more than 10 players and a handful of first-round picks. Here’s a breakdown of who would end up where, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Fourth team gets: G/F MarShon Brooks from Brooklyn.
The NBA gets: Another Big 3 and a new force in the Eastern Conference.
None of this is a done deal, and the Magic is still discussing a Bynum-for-Howard swap with the Lakers. But that deal would hinge on Bynum agreeing to remain in Orlando after he becomes a free agent next summer — something he doesn’t seem willing to agree to.
At the moment, Howard to the Nets looks like an increasingly likely scenario. Of course so did Chris Paul to the Lakers. So Brooklyn isn’t counting it's chickens just yet.
NBA rumors: Howard, Terry, Lin, Bynum could be on the move