ESPN: Nets Chase Dwight Howard In 4-Team Deal (VIDEO)

Source: ESPN

The Brooklyn Nets‘ persistent efforts to land Magic center Dwight Howard are getting close to paying off, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told that the Nets and Magic are cautiously optimistic that the Cavaliers andClippers will help them facilitate a four-way trade that lands Howard in Brooklyn.

According to sources the Nets would receive Howard, Jason RichardsonChris Duhon and Earl Clark in the proposed deal. The Magic would getBrook LopezLuke WaltonDamion JamesShelden WilliamsArmon Johnson and three first-round picks — two from the Nets and a lottery-protected first from the Clippers. The Cavs would get Kris HumphriesQuentin RichardsonSundiata Gaines, a first-round pick from the Nets and $3 million in cash. The Clippers would receive MarShon Brooks.

The deal also could involve the Charlotte Bobcatsreplacing the Cavaliers, league sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher.

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