The Cavaliers have pulled out of trade negotiations with the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets, Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday.
Ultimately, they were never very far engaged.
All of the speculation surrounding the Cavs' involvement was premature and their position has never changed, a league source with knowledge of the trade negotiations confirmed to the Beacon Journal on Tuesday.
It's believed that the moving pieces simply weren't to the Cavs' liking and the stumbling block of Kris Humphries' contract was too great to overcome. Humphries has made it clear he wants more than one year guaranteed, while the Cavs don't want to commit too far into the future with a player that doesn't fit with their long-term plans -- particularly when the payoff is a mid to low first-round pick.
The Dwight Howard trade can still move on, and the Cavs shouldn't be completely ruled out at this point, but it doesn't appear as if they will be the facilitators that get Howard out of Orlando.