Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Nets Pursuing Ersan Ilyasova As A Backup Plan

The Brooklyn Nets are having a busy summer. On top of the moving trucks, the team has been wheeling and dealing in free agency in attempts to have a team ready to run when the curtain goes up in the fall. The Nets are still trying to work a trade for Orlando Magic forward Dwight Howard. At the same time, they are pursuing a backup plan in the form of Ersan Ilyasova, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Woj explains:

Short of a deal for Howard, the Nets are searching for a third team to take their own free agent, Kris Humphries, as part of a sign-and-trade scenario with the Bucks. The third team would potentially be rewarded with future draft picks from the Nets for taking on Humphries. Milwaukee could end up with a trade exception for future use.

Milwaukee is so far reticent to deal, and Woj classifies the talks as nothing "serious" at the moment.

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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