Our buddy Steve Kyler of Hoops World has an update on the situation via twitter:
Warriors on the offensive trying to quell 3-team deal with Orlando… they have several things going, but say Orlando is not one of them
Warriors source would not say deal was not discussed… simply said that not a deal they are working on. Bogut and/or Kaman are possible
Team sources, once again, refute reports that Golden State is considering trading guard Monta Ellis to Orlando for anything other than Dwight Howard. Warriors management has held with that stance even though the latest possibility includes a third team – New Orleans. Orlando, however, is doing all it can to get some help for Howard in a bid to keep him around, as ESPN Chris Broussard reported.
Source confirms that the Magic, Warriors and Hornets are discussing three-team deal that sends Monta Ellis to Orlando. Talks are heating up.
They also touched on what would happen if the Magic don’t acquire anyone:
If no newcomer is acquired by Wednesday, sources said, Magic officials plan to spend the final 24 hours before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline evaluating all of their trade options and then deciding Thursday whether to stick to its long-standing desire to roll the dice and keep Howard beyond the deadline or make the best available trade.
Sources confirmed a RealGM.com report from earlier Monday that the Magic have continued to pursue Golden State’s Monta Ellis as a complement to Howard. ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard reported February 29 that Orlando had targeted Ellis as an ideal player to try to pry from the Warriors as a means of placating Howard.
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Topics: Andris Biedrins, Daniel Orton, Dorell Wright, Dwight Howard, Golden State Warriors, Hedo Turkoglu, J.j. Redick, Monta Ellis, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Quentin Richardson, Ryan Anderson