NBA Trade Rumor: Dwight Howard Might be Headed to the Golden State Warriors

by Punter's Hero on July 4, 2011

in Latest News, NBA

The one player that has been mentioned in a lot of NBA trade rumors lately is the Orlando Magic’s superstar center Dwight Howard. With Howard becoming a free agent after next season and the Magic wanting to avoid not getting anything in return if the perennial All-Star leaves town, Orlando will almost certainly pursue a trade to bring in some star players in exchange for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

As of right now, Dwight Howard intends to become a free agent after next season. There could be many reasons behind Howard’s choice to become a free agent, but the main reason seems to be that the Orlando Magic isn’t going anywhere. Now that teams like the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat are getting better and better with every passing season, the Orlando Magic may be forced to trade their superstar.

The same situation happened last season with the Denver Nuggets. With superstar forward Carmelo Anthony refusing to sign a three-year contract extension with the team, the Nuggets were forced to trade Melo to the New York Knicks before the NBA trade deadline. In the end, the trade seemed to work out for both teams, but it created quite a stir in the league and dominated the headlines.

As for the Dwight Howard situation, there have been plenty of teams interested in trading for the superstar like the Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets and the Chicago Bulls. Even though any one of these teams could ultimately land Dwight Howard, there is a new candidate in the running as the Golden State Warriors are reportedly interested.

This might be a long shot for the Warriors, but with all the recent trade talk involving high-scoring guard Monte Ellis, Golden State might be able to offer something for Orlando in return.

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