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Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

Posted on: January 26, 2012 12:10 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2012 12:11 pm
 
Howard says he would consider playing for Boston. (Getty Images)

By Matt Moore


OK, so now all of a sudden Dwight's OK with Boston. This is getting hard to keep track of. For months, it's been assumed that Howard would not consider Boston on his list of teams to go to. Multiple reports have indicated he's expressed that he will not re-sign there if traded to the Green Team. But now there's different information... from Howard's own mouth.  
And if Howard is still available — if the Magic don’t blink and move him before the March deadline — C’s president Danny Ainge will undoubtedly put in a call to Team Dwight.

The question is whether he’ll answer.

“Always. Always,” Howard told the Herald. “I’d always listen to a team like that.

“My thing is I want to win. It’s not something like I’m doing this for money. I win. I want to do it my way.”

There may be two problems for the Celtics in that last paragraph. Howard may question whether the club can win with him, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, a collection of minimum salary veterans and a few children. And his “way” likely means a bigger stage.
via Dwight Howard to Hub? - BostonHerald.com.

This does not mean that Boston is at the top of, or near the top of the list for Howard. He's made his choices pretty clear. But Boston has continually dogged him in the playoffs. Joining them would be joining an organization all about winning, who he knows will be able to build around him. He'd likely have Rajon Rondo as well, since the trade package would probably include the Big 3. The Magic have reportedly been looking for veteran players who can help them win now instead of younger players. If they want old guys, Boston's got them.

(Side note: Please try and imagine Rajon Rondo's surliness next to Dwight Howard's effusive jolliness. Unintentionally funniest duo ever.)

But Howard hasn't been all about winning. He's not targeting Chicago, which gives him the best chance to win a title. He clearly wants the money and fame that comes with Los Angeles or New York. If winning is what matters, you don't put the Nets at the top, no matter how good Deron Williams is. The Celtics are a long shot, but Howard would listen to the offer. From there it would come down to Danny Ainge and if he could pull off the sales job of his life.

(HT: SI
Comments

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:19 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

i dont understand why he wants to leave orlando?  they are a title contender. is he a dumbass?



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:07 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

I don't get the hate towards the Nets that this column has. In a couple of years Howard would have a top point guard, a great brand new building to play in, living in the biggest city in the U.S., hanging out with stars, an owner that wants to win and a truckload of cash. Maybe I'm missing something because it sounds better than playing for the Knicks. Players are going to want to play for the Nets when they get to N.Y.C.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:47 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

OKC for Westbrook and IbakaNJ?BKLYN for Lopez ,Morrow and some picks   .Atlanta for Hartford,Johnson, Miami for Lebron and  a box of cuban cigars, Orlando has some interesting choices to make           
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Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:43 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

 It would be sweet to see Howard in a Celts unifrom , doubt it will ever happen . If they could trade KGs useless ass for him it would be a dream come true!



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:48 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

he could come to the timberwolves and be our center and get play with love, williams, rubio, and beasely for three years and win a couple titles in minnesota



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 8:32 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

Sorry but I'm not buying that Adidas is blocking or not in favor of Howard with the Bulls. Adidas would sell a hell of a lot more sneakers and apparel if Rose and Howard win championships year after year, everyone will see them on TV, more endorsements = more sneaker sales. Nike Built a sneaker empire off of Jordan in Chicago, Pippen didn't do too badly with a signature shoe either (yeah those are Nike too). Now back to the Celtics. As a fan of the team, I'd love Howard there, but that's not happening without a third team involved that has a player the magic want and the Celtics can dump an expiring contract like Garnett or Allen in return.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

"What kind of idiot wouldn't play for the Bulls?"

Answer: the kind of idiot that has a contract with Adidas.

Derrick Rose also has a contract with Adidas, Adidas doesn't want two of their biggest stars selling shoes to the same market. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:52 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

and who would the Celtics trade?   Rando and their next 20 draft picks?  The magic wouldn't want the cast of Cocoon with Allen, Garnett and Pierce



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:51 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

What kind of idiot wouldn't play for the Bulls?



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 7:39 pm
 

Howard would listen to offer from Celtics

This trade will never happen!  Who would The Celts have to give up?  Besides numerous draft picks The Magic would want Garnett and Allen, both with expiring contracts at years end.  That would further deplete The Celts and they wouldn't have a shot at winning now or in the future!  Howard wants to win  soon!  As a Celts fan I wish he would come here if he had patience to for his team to be strong on three years.  Who wouldn't want to work for Danny Ainge and be coached by Doc Rivers.  Not someone that wants to win right away!



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