Sources: Magic Frustrating Trade Partners
Mostly, what seems to be the sticking point in this deal is not an agent or player, but the indecisiveness of the Magic — and their new GM, Rob Hennigan.
According to sources, the Magic have frustrated potential trading partners by continuously changing terms at the last minute. This supposedly dates back to their dealings with the Nets a few weeks back, when Nets GM Billy King felt an agreement that would send (Dwight) Howard to Brooklyn had been finalized, sources said.
Instead, the Nets re-signed their own free-agent center, Brook Lopez, eliminating themselves from landing Howard.