Report: Warriors 'aggressive suitors' for Howard

Report: Warriors 'aggressive suitors' for Howard
January 5, 2012, 9:18 pm
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The Warriors have reportedly emerged as aggressive suitors for Orlando center DwightHoward.Yahoo! Sports, citing league sources, says the Warriors are even willing todeal for Howard as a rental for 2012 with the plan to sell him on a long-termdeal to stay in the Bay Area beyond this season.Howard has an opt out clause after this season.
Howard, 26, previously told the Magic that he would only sign contractextensions with the Nets, Mavericks or Lakers. So which Warriors players might be intriguing to the Magic in this scenario?RELATED: Dwight Howard 2011-2012 game logs
Warriors starting point guard Stephen Curry (currently sidelined with an ankle injury), and shooting guard Monta Ellis. Plus, the Magic could beinterested in Golden State picking up the 34million remaining on Hedo Turkoglus contract. The report also says the Warriors would deliver Orlando a first round draft pick.
TheWarriors first round pick in 2012 is owned by the Utah Jazz in (via the Nets fromMarcus Williams trade), but the Warriors would offer their next availablefirst-rounder.What do you think, Warriors fans? Could Joe Lacob pull this deal off andmanage to keep the leagues best center by the Bay for years to come? Would yoube willing to deal players like Ellis & Curry plus draft picks with only the possibilitythat Dwight Howard might be willing to stay?Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com as the Dwight Howard story develops,and tune in to SportsNet Central tonight and every night at 6, 10:30pm andmidnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Geoff James is a web producer for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter: @GeoffJamesCSN

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