It appears as if Dwight Howard is getting closer to finally joining the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets and Orlando Magic have long been searching for a third team to help a trade go through, and they may have found a partner in the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland would be willing to take on power forward Kris Humphries, but is currently holding out for a draft pick or two to sweeten the deal.
The Howard situation is far from the only thing going on in NBA free agency:
- The New Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic have agreed to a sign-and-trade with power forward Ryan Anderson. Anderson will make $34 million over four years in New Orleans.
- Brandon Rush could an option for whatever team loses out on Nic Batum, either the Minnesota Timberwolves, who signed the 23-year old Frechman to a hefty offer sheet, or the Portland Trail Blazers.
Ersan Ilyasova and the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement on a five-year, $45 million extension.
- If Andrew Bynum hits free agency in 2013, the Lakers center is said to be interested in either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Dallas Mavericks.