Dwight Howard Trade: Nets Need Draft Picks To Give Orlando

The trade rumors for Orlando Magic all-star center Dwight Howard have died down over the past week, but the Brooklyn Nets still seem to be the primary destination for Howard. The Nets, however, would have to do some juggling to fit Howard's would-be salary under their cap. The team is also trying to put together a package that the Magic would be willing to accept.

According to a report by Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the Nets are trying to put together at least three first-round draft picks in a deal to acquire Howard.

As negotiations continue on multiple fronts on a possible Dwight Howard trade, the Brooklyn Nets are trying to assemble a package including at least three first-round picks to land the All-Star center, multiple sources told CBSSports.com.

If there is a deal to be made between the Nets and Magic, the most likely scenario would involve center Brook Lopez going to Orlando and a signed-and-traded Kris Humphries going to a third team, one of the sources said.

The Nets would need a third team involved willing to give up a first-round pick that the Nets could then send to the Magic in a deal for Howard.

For more on the Dwight Howard saga, stay tuned to SB Nation's NBA hub, and check out the Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Nets, visit Nets Daily and SB Nation New York.

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