NBA Trade Rumor Roundup: Andrew Bogut And Monta Ellis Deal Hinges On Dwight Howard

NBA trade rumors are certainly becoming more rampant as Thursday's deadline creeps ever closer, but some of the deals being strewn about are being denied just as soon as they're posted on the Twitter accounts of random reporters. There were a few new ones that have stuck since Monday morning's column, however, so let's get it started.

The newest credible rumors involve Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut and Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis but, like everything else as of late, that trade seems to hinge on the Orlando Magic's decision on what to do with Dwight Howard. Ken Berger of CBS Sports posted more on this rumored move early Tuesday morning.

The Warriors are discussing ways to acquire center Andrew Bogut from Milwaukee as part of a complicated, three-team proposal that would send Monta Ellis to Orlando, multiple league sources told CBSSports.com.

The Warriors would get Bogut from the Bucks and send Ellis to Orlando as part of the Magic's efforts to persuade Dwight Howard that they are prepared to continue surrounding him with top-flight talent. The Magic are exploring multiple scenarios to upgrade their roster in the hopes that Howard would then relent on his strategy to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

All of that is a mess on the Magic side of the equation, but SB Nation's own Tom Ziller put together a handy FAQ on the Dwight Howard trade rumors. As far as the remaining pieces are concerned, Dan Sinclair over at SB Nation's Brew Hoop did an excellent job summing up everything surrounding Bogut while our Houston Rockets blog wrote quite a bit about Bogut on Monday -- but that was apparently all for naught as those rumors were shut down for the time being.

Speaking of the Bucks and rejected trade rumors, Brandon Jennings was also bandied about on Monday, but Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports shut those talks down in a hurry.

Now that we've waded through the Dwight Howard trade rumors, the rest of the roundup should be a breeze.

Do you love when basketball teams make moves? Great! Aside from our NBA trade rumors StoryStream, we have you covered with NBA trade deadline previews from around the league.

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