Bucher: Howard, Nets trade talks 'dead'

A potential trade of Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets is dead after a last-gasp attempt to work a trade fell through Wednesday afternoon, a source familiar with the negotiations said. ESPN.com's Ric Bucher has the news story here.

The Nets are now expected to re-sign Brook Lopez, who would have been the centerpiece of a potential Howard blockbuster.