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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, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 10:33 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Howard to the lakers for Gasol and Artest

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2011 10:19 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

no he.s not..... wherever he goes ... its gonna be a warm climate!!! so 4get about the east coast!!!

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 9:39 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

No one is going to trade for Howard because no one is going to have to. He has one more year under contract, right? Well, there isn't going to be an NBA season in 2011. Whenever basketball resumes (and I think it will look and feel nothing like what we're used to), Howard will be a free agent. He can then sign wherever he wants. Any trade for Howard has 11 days to come together. After that, it's lights out for the NBA.

Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 9:05 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Lets be clear...the Bulls have the most pieces to offer to get a deal done of any team in the NBA.  If only because the can add Noah to the mix.  Plus, with the picks that they have upcoming in the next 2 years, they have to be considered the front runners for Howard.  That is, if they want to be part of the sweepstakes.  As a Bulls fan, I just don't see them getting into this.  Under Paxson, they just have not made any big splashes other than signing Boozer.  And that didn't cost them any of their core that they drafted.  If I were the GM, I would offer Noah, Boozer, and 2-3 1st round picks.  That way, they could field a starting lineup of Howard, Gibson, Deng, Rose, and a 2 guard to be named later.  As they are already on the level of the Heat without Howard, adding him would make them poised for a long run of titles.  Imagine Rose and Howard...unstoppable!

Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 8:26 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

The Celtics have already been planning to go after Howard.  That's why they got rid of Perkins.  Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen will be free agents after next season.  They traded Luke Harangody and Semih Erden to the Cavs at the trade dealine for a 2013 draft pick to clear their contracts.  Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, and Avery Bradley are the only players they have under contrct beyond next season.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 6:34 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

I would love to see this guy in a Sixers uniform. He could immediately make them a contender. However, what do you trade? The # 16 pick? Andre Igudola, Lou Williams or Drue Holiday? They finally have a young neucleus.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:16 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Basically Orlando is fucked

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:09 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Howard will NEVER be a Laker.  Expect to see him in NY or Boston.  

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2011 2:09 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

Just because this is the supposed deal, don't believe it. Now that West is in the mix, expect a entirely new approach in Warriorland. I think a 3 team deal gets this done.

Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 1:49 am

Report: Warriors made offer for Howard?

if the lakers offer bynum and brown for that then the bulls can definately beat that offer with noah, boozer or deng, gibson and charlotte 2012 draft pick we can get howard easily

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