Breathe -- the Dwight Howard trade saga is presumably coming to a close sometime soon. With summer leagues beginning, the Orlando Magic and everyone else around the league would no doubt prefer to have their rosters cemented. A deal won't get done with the Brooklyn Nets or anyone else on Monday, however, according to reports.
#orlandmagic don't expect a deal involving Dwight Howard today. No hurry whatsoever.— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) July 9, 2012
Negotiations are still going strong with the Nets, though Kris Humphries caused a snag when he reportedly asked that he be signed to a multiyear deal as part of a proposed three-way trade that included the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There is no timetable set for the trade to happen, but the operating assumption still appears to be that it will come sooner than later. Just not today.
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