Dwight Howard will consider signing with the Hawks and Warriors this offseason
Dwight Howard has added two more destinations to his free agent pool of teams he’d like to sign with. The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors according to Mark Medina are two more squads that could land the polarizing free agent center. It’s been said that Howard wants to go to a team where he would be the team’s best player and still have a chance to win a title.
Via Mark Medina:
A source familiar with Howard’s thinking says he plans to test free agency and has considered the Lakers, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Golden State.
Nothing remains binding, though. The source added Howard’s main concern involves “what team he feels has the best chance to win championships, has the best team and system around him.” The source also stressed Howard has not and will not ask the Lakers to make any moves on his behalf.
The Hawks could be a sleeper team for Dwight to sign with because he is from Atlanta. However, depending on Josh Smith the Hawks could be in more of a rebuilding mode if “J-Smoove” were to leave via free agency. If Smith were to stay in Atlanta, the Hawks could have arguably the best front line in the NBA with Smith, Horford and Howard at center.
The Warriors on the other hand are a younger team filled with exciting players. Adding Howard could create a log-jam at the center position with Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Andris Biedrins and David Lee at times. However, adding Dwight could solidify the Warriors as a true contender in the competitive Western Conference. The Warriors could also dangle Bogut and Ezeli with one of their younger swing players to upgrade at another position.