Golden State Warriors: Pros and Cons of Pursuing Dwight Howard

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December 22, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) dunks the ball against Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) during the overtime quarter at ORACLE Arena. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 118-115 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in many years, the Golden State Warriors are regarded as a team with a roster capable of success in the present, and more importantly, in the future.

While Dwight Howard’s opinion has proven to be untrustworthy, the ability to attract top-level free agents is a drastic change for the Warriors, who generally lose out of free agents to the Los Angeles Lakers, and other big-market organizations.

Here are some of the pros-and cons the Warriors will consider with regards to pursuing Dwight Howard: