Orlando CEO, GM contradict each other regarding Dwight’s permission to speak with other teams. MY BRAIN.

Here’s what we do know:

Never a dull moment.

Fegan later says (via Mannix) that he “most definitely” spoke with teams that he had been granted permission to speak with, and that any allegations of tampering are “undeniably false.” Adrian Wojnarowski confirms Mannix’s report that Orlando has granted permission for three teams to speak with Howard, and Amick confirms that the other two teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.

This comes as fantastic news for the Nets, who just this morning faced allegations of an illicit meeting between Mikhail Prokhorov and Billy King with Dwight Howard without permission from the Magic in the hopes of bringing him to New Jersey. Such a meeting would have constituted tampering. No more.

Today has been a perfect 24-hour encapsulation of a Nets offseason: wild speculation, rumors of ridiculous proportions, potential offers for players far above market value, and outside of the rookie signings, not one official transaction.

Can’t wait for tomorrow.