Jan. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Likely To Meet With Dwight Howard


When Dwight Howard came out with his list of preferable destinations in late May, the Golden State Warriors appeared on that list.

Initially, Howard’s choice was a surprise. During his days in Orlando, he had no interest in playing with the Warriors, even if he was a mere three-month rental (approximately). Golden State likely would’ve had to trade Stephen Curry to acquire the All-Star center, for what it’s worth.

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So what changed Howard’s mind? Well, the Warriors now have a bright future with a core of Curry, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, along with David Lee. That wasn’t so evident a year ago–Barnes wasn’t even in the picture when the rumor leaked that the Warriors were interested in Howard (in January).

Fast forward to 2013, and the Warriors are trying to score a meeting with Howard, whose tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers seems good as gone.

The Warriors’ only route to obtaining Howard would be through a sign-and-trade, which would likely involve a package built around Barnes or Thompson. With that said, Broussard later reports that the Warriors have “virtually no chance” of getting Howard, which makes sense.

The Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers have all been consistent in talks regarding Howard’s future.

 

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