So here is the theory.....
Dwight Howard is unhappy in L.A.
Brooklyn still might be thinking they could go after him this summer. But they would have to clear salaries. Only way they can do that is if they trade away Brook or Humphries, or both. Not sure how much they need cleared, probably both.
So here is an idea of what they could do. Its just an example. Maybe one of you Dicks can do better with some other teams.
Its a huge risk for Brooklyn but they are risk takers.
4 team trade.
Cleveland sends Luke Walton and Daniel Gibson to Brooklyn because their salaries total about 10 million and are one year deals. Cleveland receives Brook Lopez. Cleveland also sends a pick or two to Utah and maybe one to Brooklyn. They are loaded with picks, so they can be big spenders.
Brooklyn receives Luke Walton, Daniel Gibson, Paul Millsap, and Sagana Diop and maybe a pick from Cleveland. All the players are on one year deals. Which comes out be about 25 million in cap space cleared to sign Dwight Howard. I'm not sure how it all works, but maybe they can sign Millsap too, so they have D12 and Millsap. If the D12 thing doesn't go through, then at least Brooklyn can fall back on signing Millsap. I'm sure he would sign there.
Charlotte recieves Humphries for basically Diop. Maybe Brooklyn has to throw in a future pick to get them to do it. Not sure how they feel about Diop and Humphries. I'm assuming Humphries must have some value. He isn't terrible.
Utah sends out Millsap and recieves a couple first round picks from Cleveland. Hopefully really good ones.
Brooklyn is just one team that we could be trade partners for to help clear space for this years possible D12 sweepstakes. Maybe someone like Atlanta or Dallas might be possible players as well. Dallas already has money coming off the books but it might not be enough.
Its not perfect, but I bet Brooklyn is studying it and trying to figure out how they could do it. I wouldn't bee surprised if a big 5-6 team trade goes down at the deadline.
If none of that works for you then maybe we could do a straight up deal with Cleveland. I want some of their picks and they want to spend them.