NBA Free Agency 2012: Brook Lopez, Nets Talk About Contract Extension, According To Sources

There's still a lot of time for the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic to work out a deal for All-Star center Dwight Howard. However, with talks between the two teams reaching a standstill, it looks as if the Nets are looking to take care of their own before doing anything drastic.

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets and center Brook Lopez, a restricted free agent, are talking about a possible contract extension. The move, says Wojnarowski via Twitter, is to either lockup the young big man for the long-term or to set up a sign-and-trade with the Magic.

Since the start of the NBA free agency, Lopez has been rumored to be one of the main pieces in a possible trade for Howard -- this makes sense since Orlando would need to have a center in return.

There are no details yet on what the possible contract numbers could be.

For more on the Nets, please be sure to visit our blog Nets Daily for all the latest news and updates.

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