Golden State Warriors: What Are Their Chances of Acquiring Dwight Howard?


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

The Golden State Warriors are an up-and-coming team, playing fast-paced and hyper basketball.

That’s good, but only with the right mixture of players who have to come together as a team. After suffering a total series of domination handed out by the San Antonio Spurs, I look for the Warriors to make some moves this season.

There are some good options for the Warriors, especially at the center and forward positions. There are some bad options too, but their problem is that they have no inside presence.

An option that may not be as likely as some others is the possibility that Dwight Howard will arrive in Oakland International Airport this offseason. The fact of the matter is that no one has any idea about what Howard wants to do. He has shown interest in staying with the Los Angeles Lakers or traveling to Houston and playing with James Harden in a Rockets uniform.

Another option is that he will leave and go to Atlanta, where he is from. It would be nice for him to go back where it all began, as that is where his family lives.

However, the most likely of those options is that he will stay in L.A. and play at least a few more years with the aging Kobe Bryant and the rest of the old Lakers.

If that doesn’t work out, it seems that the next most likely option would be him traveling home to Atlanta and play with friend Josh Smith on what would be a truly boosted Hawks roster.

If going home falls apart and fails to happen, then it seems that he would go to Houston and get all the rebounds from Harden, Jeremy Lin, and Chandler Parsons’ three-pointers and have a mass number of putback dunks.

The least likely option, but still a chance of happening, would be Dwight coming to Oakland and signing a long-term contract in a city and place that doesn’t get much publicity except for the “Splash Bros” in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Howard is a tricky player to please, especially with all the mixed signals he is sending towards different teams. It is quite confusing which team piques his interest but his decision will be made within the next two months.

However, if the Warriors get lucky and are able to sign Howard, it spells trouble for the rest of the NBA.