The Warriors are interested enough in acquiring Dwight Howard that they’re willing to offer Andrew Bogut and either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes for him, according to The Contra Costa Times. Howard has already been linked to Houston and Dallas, as many feel there’s virtually no chance he re-signs with the Lakers. But Golden State is willing to jump into the fray to offer Superman 2.0 all of his money, and a spot with a contender, via a sign-n-trade.
Between the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins, and the young talent the Warriors could offer in exchange for the big man, Golden State’s brass believes this is the best of both worlds for the Lakers. L.A. may lose Howard for nothing in free agency. A sign-n-trade could appease the former Defensive Player of the Year while also allowing the Lakers to get something out of it.
If Howard sits down and really thinks this through, Golden State might be the best option of all: a crazed fanbase, a superstar that fits perfectly next to him (Stephen Curry), a young team that’s still growing and plays a similar style to Howard’s old Magic teams, and a team that pushed the Spurs harder than anyone in the West last season. Perhaps he’ll see all that once he sits down today with Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob, general manager Bob Myers and head coach Mark Jackson.
Howard says he will make his decision by July 10. The Warriors, for now, remain a dark horse.
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