Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
The nearly 2 year long soap opera may be close to finally airing its last episode as the Brooklyn Nets appear to be finalizing a four team trade that would land them Dwight Howard. After resigning Deron Williams and trading for Joe Johnson, the Nets brass became even more aggressive in their pursuit to bring Howard to the city that never sleeps and for a big three of their own.
Couple that with the sign and trade of Ryan Anderson to the New Orleans Hornets over the weekend, it’s clear that the Magic are thinking rebuild. According to league sources, the Magic would send Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark to the Nets. In return, the Magic would receive Brook Lopez (sign and trade), Damion Jones, Luke Walton, Armon Johnson, Sheldon Williams and three first round picks.
Two of those picks would be from the Nets along with a lottery protected pick from the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cleveland Cavaliers would take on the contracts of Kris Humphries and Sundiata Gaines from the Nets and Quentin Richardson from the Magic as well as a first round pick and three million in cash for their participation. Lastly, the Clippers receive smooth shooting two guard Marshon Brooks from the Nets.
The framework is in place for a deal, however, there are some complications. Mainly that six of the aforementioned ten players will need to agree to a sign and trade to make the deal possible. There’s also the issue of Kris Humphries hesitance to sign a one year deal.
The Los Angeles Lakers are still lurking in the D12 sweepstakes like the jilted other woman in a love triangle. If Andrew Bynum agreed to sign an extension with Orlando, there very well could be a different blockbuster in the works.
Needless to say there’s a lot of drama left to unfold; but here’s to hoping this soap is heading off of the air.