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Warriors Willing to Trade Steph Curry For Dwight Howard Half Season Rent-a-Center
As we now into January, talks of Dwight Howard trades are still emerging. *files nails. If the Magic can’t find any valuable trade pieces for the megastar Center, they may end up walking away with nothing as Howard is sure to take his talents elsewhere as a free agent once the season ends.
The most recent team in trade discussion is the Golden State Warriors. However, their proposal seems not too promising on their behalf. Even with a force like Howard, could the Warriors really compete without the likes of Curry or Ellis?
According to Yahoo!:
As the Orlando Magic consider deals for Dwight Howard, the Golden State Warriors have emerged as aggressive suitors for the NBA’s best center, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Golden State management is willing to take Howard as a one-season “rental,” with the hope of selling him on signing a long-term deal before he enters free agency this summer. Like most teams, Golden State has inquired with Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith, but the Magic have yet to commit to aggressively pursuing a trade of Howard.
For the Magic to become intrigued with package, two things would likely have to appeal to them: rebuilding around young point guard Stephen Curry; and the Warriors’ salary-cap space to absorb the three years and $34 million left on Hedo Turkoglu’s contract. The possibility of the pursuit could be complicated by questions about the sturdiness of Curry’s surgically repaired right ankle. The Warriors are willing to part with either of their two guards – Curry or Monta Ellis – but teams clearly will watch how Curry recovers from his recurring ankle sprains.
Warriors have not been on Howard’s radar AT ALL. Warriors would be giving up alot to a player that would surely end up taking his talents elsewhere. Blacksportsonline brings up a valid point.
Curry does have those ankle issues and it appears they have been trying to get rid of Ellis for a couple of years now, but why give up a quality player, a 1st round pick and take on a bad contract just to see Dwight leave.
Dwight is bound to team up with an All Star sooner than later. He can’t do it alone. And instead of just adding pieces to the puzzle that fit, Howard is looking for a cake walk.
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