Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Golden State Warriors to Meet with Dwight Howard

You have to be kidding, right?

The Golden State Warriors will meet with Dwight Howard during free agency, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. 

Recent reports have indicated that Howard is not inclined to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, and may be looking for a new home. Last month, the LA Daily News wrote that the Warriors were among four teams that Howard was interested in signing with.

The Warriors are short on cap space, so any move to sign Howard would have to involve a sign-and-trade, giving away some of their big-money players.

NBA analyst and radio host Ric Bucher said minutes ago on 95.7 The Game that he would entertain trading Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut for Howard.

Although most Warriors fans would not agree with him, the thought of acquiring Howard is definitely intruiging.

During an injury-plagued year, filled with all types of negative drama, Howard still averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds in 76 games, making the All-Star team.

When he’s motivated, he is undoubtedly one of the best centers in the NBA, and even when he’s not motivated, he can still score a double-double at will.

When’s the last time that the Warriors have had a center who could put up numbers like that?

They thought the answer would be Bogut, but his first full season with the Warriors was shortened due to injury, and has seemingly lost the offensive touch that he once had, averaging just 5.8 points in 2012-2013.

As much as we can fantasize, the Warriors will likely have to give up a lot to get Howard, and Ric Bucher may be right. It may require giving up a superstar in the making like Stephen Curry.

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