The Cavaliers may have taken the blame for killing a potential Dwight Howard-to-the-Nets trade, but it doesn’t appear as if the Nets are mad at them.
According to several tweets from Yahoo Sports, the Cavs have had discussions about sending veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Nets in a sign-and-trade.
Sources familiar with the talks confirmed the report with FOX Sports Ohio.
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Jamison, 36, spent the past two-and-half years with the Cavs, and is an unrestricted free agent. Jamison said at the end of this past season he would not return to Cleveland.
It is unclear what the Cavs would receive in return.
What is known is the Nets have reshaped their roster just in time for the move to Brooklyn in 2012-13. On top of re-signing All-Star guard Deron Williams, they added guard Joe Johnson in a trade with the Hawks, and kept starting small forward Gerald Wallace and center Brook Lopez, each of whom entered the summer as free agents.
The Nets have also picked up European forward Mirza Teletovic and veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse via free agency.
However, the Nets were unable to land the Magic’s Howard in the rumored deal, which would have sent forward Kris Humphries, cash, a first-round pick and several others to the Cavs. Instead, the Cavs supposedly backed out, keeping Howard with the Magic (for now) and Lopez as the Nets’ most valuable big man.
Like Jamison, Humphries is an unrestricted free agent. Sources say the only way the Nets would sign him is if they are doing it for another team.
The Nets are also said to be aggressively shopping second-year guard MarShon Brooks.
Meanwhile, Jamison is also talking with the Lakers, Bobcats and Warriors.
Flynn on Cavs’ radar?
The Cavs are expected to take a look at free agent guard Jonny Flynn within the next week in Las Vegas.
Flynn, 23, averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 assists last season in 29 combined games with the Rockets and Trail Blazers.
The Cavs are in Las Vegas for summer league play, which begins Sunday.
Their summer roster features reigning Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, second-year forward Tristan Thompson, first-round picks Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller, and holdovers D.J. Kennedy and Donald Sloan.
Cavs charge into Canton
Thanks to last season’s lockout, the Cavs never made it to the home of the Canton Charge, their D-League affiliate, for a preseason game.
That will change this year, as the Cavs are scheduled to face the Bucks at the Canton Civic Center in the preseason opener Oct. 9.
The remainder of the Cavs’ preseason schedule is expected to be released in August.