Here we go again?
Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM, citing sources, reports that the Nets may quietly look to re-insert themselves into the conversation to acquire current Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard.
Per Rudolph on Sulia, Nets general manager Billy King has monitored the situation in Los Angeles closely and has looked for a third team to make a trade possible:
According to sources, King was planning to contact the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to gauge their interest in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to the Lakers, Brook Lopez to the Timberwolves and Dwight Howard to the Nets. Other small pieces would need to be included, but the proposed trade was thought to be intriguing enough to start conversations in the Lakers front office that would force them to deal with Howard earlier than planned.
That idea, however, was hurt when Love was sidelined 8-10 weeks with a broken hand. The Nets believed the Lakers would be interested in Love, but not an injured Love, even if they’re facing missing the playoffs, according to sources.
For new Brooklyn Nets fans: welcome to the phrase “according to sources.” You’ll see it a lot in the next month.