Sheridan: What happens next with Dwight Howard?

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The Orlando Magic want Dwight Howard to reconsider if he’d like to play for them next season. But Howard’s mind has been made up for a long time — and he wants out of central Florida. So what happens next? Presumably, Howard will come up with a second list of teams that he would be amenable to playing for long-term. It has long been known that the Mavericks, Lakers and Clippers were on Howard’s B-list. But the Mavericks would rather wait a year

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Nets out of Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

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Dwight Howard will NOT get his wish. He will not play next season in Brooklyn. Sources close to the trade talks between the Magic and several NBA teams told SheridanHoops.com that the Nets dropped out of the bidding this afternoon, deciding to retain Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks — the three key pieces they were willing to include (along with multiple first-round picks) in their trade offer for Orlando’s disgruntled superstar. The Magic remained engaged in discussions with the Houston

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Sources: Howard deal now includes fourth team, 12 or more players

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//Significant progress was made over the weekend on a proposed trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets, but there was still work being done Monday to get a fourth team involved –a development that would increase the total number of players in the deal to 12 or more. Three league sources told SheridanHoops.com that there were “several moving pieces and parts” that were keeping the deal from being agreed to by all parties, but that the Cleveland

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Hamilton: On Free Agency Day 2, Nets Get Joe Johnson, Dwight Next? Knicks Need Nash; CP3′s Pending Free Agency

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Day Two was fun. Day Three? Might be better than the fireworks on Day 4, the Fourth of July. Now, what did we learn on day two? Apparently, there really are two basketball teams in New York City, and one of them—the Brooklyn Nets—helped to prove that Joe Johnson’s untradeable $90 million contract was anything but that. The other team across the East River—the New York Knicks—kept up their pursuit of Steve Nash, although many of their fans wrongly believe a 38-year old two-time

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Nets looking at Big Three of D-Will, Dwight and Joe Johnson

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csprtContainer(); The Nets remain very much in the hunt for Dwight Howard — even after agreeing to the outline of a trade that will bring Joe Johnson to Brooklyn. The goal is to have a Big Three of Deron Williams, Dwight Howard and Johnson, and it remains doable if the Magic are willing to play ball, a league source tells SheridanHoops.com. Orlando would have to accept a package of Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and multiple future first-round draft picks,

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SH Blog: Harden frustrated, LeBron feels better, Orlando finds a new GM

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Game 4 of the NBA Finals had quite a number of memorable moments, from Russell Westbrook’s incredible scoring outburst (overshadowed by late blunder) to LeBron James’ “Wills Reed” moment (kind of). Our Moke Hamilton explains why the duel was so great but the ending wasn’t. Find all the coverage below, plus updated news about the Magic, Wizards and Hornets.Berry Tramel explains why the officiating of Game 4 wasn’t as bad as people claim: “Game 4: Really good. Scott Foster, Mike

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Bernucca: Thunder among teams with GM, coach decisions

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Right now, the Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to figure out how to get three more wins over the Miami Heat and claim the NBA championship. Whether they can do that remains to be seen. But once the Finals are over, the Thunder will have another issue on their hands – putting a coach in place for next season. Thunder coach Scott Brooks does not have a contract for next season. And while a trip to the NBA Finals makes it seem

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SH Blog: Tuesday’s News – All but two states want Thunder to beat the Heat

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The wait is finally over. The Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder will go head-to-head on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. See who America is cheering for in today’s news, although the answer should be obvious.Mike Wise of Washington Post discussed why LeBron James should not be recognized as a villain: “Forget about the ’ball, I’m extremely proud of what he has done,” Walker said. “He’s taken care of his family. He’s staying out of trouble. I

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