Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have been talking recently about becoming teammates next season, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Because Broussard is reporting this, that means that it almost certainly won’t happen, but that’s beside the point.
Any team that could put the best point guard and arguably the best center in the league on the court at the same time has a chance to contend for an NBA Championship, and that’s exactly what would happen if Paul and Howard team up somewhere next year.
While it seems unlikely this will actually happen, let’s look at the potential teams that could pull this off, and how they’d stack up against the other teams in the NBA.
Atlanta is the only team with enough salary cap space to sign both Paul and Howard to max contracts. Howard is from Atlanta, and even though playing in front of his hometown fans isn’t a top priority to him, he has said he’d sign there if Paul will too.
With the addition of Paul and Howard, the Hawks starting ...