The Orlando Magic have opened up the bidding on potential Dwight Howard trades with teams other than the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Ric Bucher. One such scenario includes the Atlanta Hawks, but there are others, Bucher reports. This does not kill a move to the Nets, but it certainly slows it down.
The complicated scenario with the Nets still requires many obstacles be overcome. The Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the two other squads in the multi-team scenario, are still deciding whether to be a part of the trade, so the Charlotte Bobcats and Minnesota Timberwolves have been recruited as potential alternatives. Several players, including Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez, must also agree to sign-and-trade deals.
Therefore, the Magic seem to be looking elsewhere, though reports out of Orlando indicate they have always juggled multiple Howard trade scenarios. The Houston Rockets remain interested and continue to gather assets to put together a trade package, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
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