Cavs Pull Out of Dwight Howard Trade

July 10th, 2012 by Colin McGowan

Via Adrian Wojnarowski:

Cleveland is out as a third-team trade partner in a possible Orlando-Brooklyn deal for Dwight Howard, sources tell Y! Sports.

Sure. Fine. Whatever. I don’t quite understand why the Cavs are pulling out (though that the deal was ever that close is in dispute), but they likely had a good reason. I imagine Humphries balked at the one-year deal, since he’s a free agent and can sign or not sign whatever he wants. Or perhaps the Nets wanted to include someone the Cavs didn’t want. It’s strange, in this era of Twitter and instant updates, that we have information, but it’s always scant and incomplete. I have no idea what happened except that this trade was maybe a thing, then suddenly not a thing. The world is its own Platonov novel.