Nets end Dwight Howard talks

Updated: July 12, 2012, 10:02 AM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

The Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic attempted to execute a last-gasp deal that would send All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Nets, but they could not reach an agreement and talks between the two sides have ended, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

The Nets effectively ended their pursuit of Howard by agreeing to terms with center Brook Lopez on a four-year, $60 million max contract, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

Sources said earlier Wednesday the ...

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