2013 NBA Free Agency: Golden State Warriors to Get Meeting With Dwight Howard

By Ryan Heckman


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The biggest name in free agency this summer looks has a couple of serious front-runners in a race to land his services. Dwight Howard is likely on his way out of Los Angeles and one of the wildcard teams said to be interested in the big man may surprise you.

The disgruntled Los Angeles Lakers center is said to have given the Golden State Warriors a thought in terms of which teams he will meet with. Golden State has showed a lot of interest in Howard, but no one thought he would give the Warriors a second of his time.

That assumption was way off. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Howard will give the Warriors a chance to make their pitch.



Of course the issue with Golden State is their cap room situation. They will have to move a few players around in order to make it work, but on paper it looks like it could happen if Howard agreed to sign there.

With guys like Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry already established in Golden State, as well as young forward Harrison Barnes, the Warriors have a nice crew to pair up with Howard. He would give them a tremendous offensive rebounding presence which would make perfect sense for Golden State due to all of the three pointers that are launched on a nightly basis.

For now, the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are still the top two teams in the running with the Atlanta Hawks not too far behind. For the Warriors to make a serious play for Howard they are going to have to pray for not only a bit of luck but for the best sales pitch Howard has ever been given.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior NBA writer for RantSports.com also contributing to the NFL. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman“Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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