CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – It seems that all the posturing over the Cavaliers being involved as the third team in the possible deal that would send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn is now officially over.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal that had the Cavs involved is done, at least the Cavs participation in it.
The thought was that the Cavs would get Nets PF Kris Humphries, Orlando’s Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn’s Sundiata Gaines (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets.
In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets’ Brook Lopez, Damion James, Sheldon Williams, Cleveland’s Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said.
Cleveland is out as a third-team trade partner in a possible Orlando-Brooklyn deal for Dwight Howard, sources tell Y! Sports.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2012
No reason was given as to why the Cavaliers were out of the deal, but Wojnarowski added that if Brooklyn and Orlando are to make a deal for Howard in near-term, it will likely be a trade between the two teams, and no one else.