Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Posted on: June 18, 2011 9:40 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2011 10:04 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

Despite what their front office is saying, there continues to be a considerable amount of noise about the Warriors actively shopping Monta Ellis over the last month. And now that noise has started to make the noise that sounds a lot like the Superman theme. While it was an offer that fell short, it's still intriguing that Golden State is swinging for the fences. 

Draft Express reports:
The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh. Unlikely that'll get it done.
via Twitter / @DraftExpress: The Dwight Howard sweepsta ....

 Udoh actually showed quite a bit in his first season for Golden State, but obviously, he's not even close to 50 percent of a replacement for Howard (and 50 percent is really the best you can hope to get for a player of his stature). Biedrins' fade has seemingly been permanent and at 25, there's little hope fo him making the astronomic jump to be a huge component. 

Ellis being in the conversation, however, is interesting on another level. While the package doesn't come close to matching what the Magic would need for Howard (nor has Orlando seemingly shown any interest in trading Howard), Ellis makes for a fine fit on the Magic. The Magic need a legitimate scoring option who doesn't rely on the open perimeter shot, who can create off the dribble. Ellis fits that image perfectly. Stan Van Gundy can cover Ellis' defensive worries the way he covered Vince Carter's. It fits nicely.

Of course, just as the Warriors don't have the right combination to trade for Howard, without Howard, the Magic don't have the pieces to trade for Ellis. It's a near-fit, but not quite enough.

If nothing else, the lowest bar for the Howard sweepstakes has been set. The offer for Dwight Howard has to at least be better than Ellis, Biedrins, and Udoh. 

Good to know.

Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:21 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Monta Ellis, and . and we will throw in as a bonus charlie bell and our GM larry riley..... Howard wont sign with golden state a mute point. nice try though

Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:52 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

I think the hawks might be able to make a play for him also they have alot of solid players on that team. They have a solid center in Al hortford, packaged with joe johnson and 1st rounder could proboubly get dwight.

Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 4:02 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

The Warriors have nothing to lose to get this guy... matter of fact, every team should try to swing to the fence to get Howard, The only problem is you don't have Kobe Bryant and the Famed Franchise. The Lakers are gonna do whatever it takes to get Kobe a couple of more championships before he retires. Howard wants out of the East and be the new Captain when Kobe is gone. this summer will be interesting to see what teams will offer, but DH's name will be brighter in Hollywood! 

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 1:35 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

The Lakers are the only team that as anything to offer for a big man to trade Howard. If the trade for Howard doesn't get them one of the other best young centers like Bynum back they won't trade him.  Nothing can get = value back for Howard but Bynum is closest it can come.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 1:10 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Gar can call himself General Manager all he wants. Everyone knows it's at least a joint share of power with John Paxson.

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: June 19, 2011 12:54 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

*I think the author should repeat that the Warriors' offer for Howard was not enough. Three times wasn't adequate...........

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 12:25 pm

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

He's gonna sign in NY, so the Magic should try getting Chauncey, Fields or Douglas while they can.

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: June 19, 2011 11:51 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Lets be clear...

Wow, way to get the attention of the audience.

While they do have assets, I can list quite a few teams with assets. I also can name the current GM working in the front office for the Bulls, something you are obviously not wise to and because of your ACTUAL lack of knowledge, and now credibility, you may want to refrain from commenting. Now go finish your milk!

Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 11:04 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Paxson isn't the GM anymore, It's Gar Forman who's making those decisions now. Matter of fact, since the end of the 09 season. And giving up Noah is ridiculous!! Gibson and Boozer and a couple 1st rounders yes, i would agree. But Noah is the heart and soul of this team. Nothing but hustle comes out of that guy. Rose and Howard would be great but Orlando said they were not trading him to an Eastern Conference team. So cross your fingers and hope he hits free agency.

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2011 10:56 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Howard to the Lakers for whatever the Lakers want to give up cuz Howards coming to LA via trade or FA so Orlando better take
whatever the Lakers are offering or get nothing.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or