Nets Will Make Final Decision On Dwight Howard Trade Pursuit On Wednesday, According To Report

There have been roughly one million deadlines made during the Dwight Howard trade rumors since they began, but eventually one of them is going to stick. Hopefully it's Wednesday's.

The New Jersey Nets have been the main team mentioned in pursuit of the Orlando Magic's All-Star center, but they've reportedly tired of pursuing him. In fact, according to ESPN's Ric Bucher, they're either going to trade for him or give up trading for him in the next 12 hours.

The reason the Nets are hoping to get the Magic deal done is because they have a center of their own that they're currently trying to appease in Brook Lopez. If Lopez isn't signed soon, trouble could ensue.

It's risky to report this considering the amount of moving parts involved -- what if the Nets publicly announce that they're never going to trade for Howard and then Magic general manager calls them up and offers Dwight Howard for a ride on Mikhail Prokhorov's yacht, for instance -- so hopefully the Nets decide that they're going to "get him" and everything is resolved by Thursday.

You can track all the Dwight Howard trade drama by visiting this StoryStream. For more on the Nets and Magic, check out NetsDaily and Orlando Pinstriped Post, respectively. The latest updates on all NBA news and rumors are at SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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