Dwight Howard to the Golden State Warriors?
Yes, it may happen, and if reports are correct, we aren’t kidding.
According to the LA Daily News, Howard is expected to test free agency and is considering the Warriors as one of his destinations.
The other teams listed by the report are the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks.
We all know that the Lakers, Mavericks, and Rockets are going to make a run for the big man. The Lakers want to bring him back, Dallas has a lot of money to throw at him, and Houston is salivating at the possibility of pairing him up with James Harden and their other young talent.
As for the Hawks and Warriors, they haven’t been brought up much in discussions until now.
The Warriors are short on cap space, so any move to sign Howard would have to involve giving away some of their big-money players. They could entertain a sign-and-trade deal with the Lakers if they choose so, mirroring the way that they acquired David Lee a few years ago.
Of course, Howard’s interest in the Warriors has no implications towards GM Bob Myers’ interest in actually signing him.
However, here is where things may get interesting. According to the Washington Post, owner Joe Lacob has given Myers the go-ahead to cross the luxury tax line in terms of salary cap space.
In the same report, Myers offers this enticing and open-ended quote:
If anything’s possible, then Dwight Howard may not be so far-fetched of an idea after all.