Nov 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12)looks to pass the ball around Dallas Mavericks center Brandan Wright (34) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 115-89. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard Will Announce His Decision This Weekend On Twitter

UPDATE (1:37 PM EDT)

ORIGINAL POST

Dwight Howard will prolong his decision for just a bit longer–you shouldn’t be surprised. Friday, July 5 was reportedly supposed to be the day Howard picked a team–the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks–but hold your horses.

Yes, you read that correctly. Howard will announce his decision on Twitter, which is certainly an interesting route.

Jokes aside, let’s look into this.

Howard could be delaying his decision to allow the Warriors to clear cap space. Andrew Bogut, Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins are all candidates to be traded, but Golden State will have to trade at least two of them (Bogut has to be one of them) to clear enough space for Howard. That’s not impossible. It’s actually feasible because Bogut has value, while Biedrins and Jefferson are both expiring contracts that could provide a team with flexibility going forward.

However, Marc Stein makes an interesting point:

The Rockets don’t have enough cap space to sign Howard outright, thus making a sign-and-trade the only way they could obtain him. For a side note: they seem to be the favorites.

The Mavericks and Hawks are seemingly out of the running, but who knows.

So yes, the “Dwight Saga” or “Dwight Drama”–whatever you want to call it–will continue.

 

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