Golden State Warriors Talking Trades with Cavaliers, Jazz, and Sixers

April 24, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob (right) and former general manager Larry Riley (right) motion for new general manager Bob Myers (center) to address a question from the media during a press conference before the game against the New Orleans Hornets at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Dwight Howard saga is beating on…

The Golden State Warriors have been looking to dump some salary cap space, perhaps in an effort to create enough room to sign Howard.

Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Warriors are in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, and Philadelphia 76ers regarding “complicated deals for salary dumps.”

Earlier on Friday morning, it was reported that the Warriors and Jazz were discussing a deal for Andrew Bogut. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Jazz have showed the “strongest interest” in Bogut, as they eye him as a potential replacement for Al Jefferson, who signed a lucrative contract with the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday.

The Warriors are also looking to get rid of Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins. All three of those players — Bogut, Biedrins, and Jefferson — have huge expiring contracts in 2014.

According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports, it is unclear which players are being discussed with the teams involved. However, he can confirm that the Warriors  and Cavaliers are talking.

It was also reported earlier today that the Warriors were looking to clear cap space regardless of Howard’s decision, and that notion was stated by Wojnarowski. 

So whether or not they land Howard, it’s good to know that the Warriors are looking to rid themselves of some of these ridiculous contracts.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwight Howard, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz

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