Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/19/14
On the heels of reports that the Warriors are very much in the thick of the Dwight Howard race, a new report says the team is actively working to improve its chances of acquiring the volatile center. Because the Warriors are vastly over the cap, the only way the team can land Howard is via a sign-and-trade with the Lakers. The only problem from the Warriors’ perspective is that a sign-and-trade complicates Howard’s path to joining the team: why would the Lakers be complicit in a move that sends the center to a division rival? So, the Warriors are looking to get creative to circumvent a sign-and-trade. From ESPN: Sources say that the Warriors, in an effort to manufacture some financial flexibility to help their chances, have begun calling teams with salary-cap space to try to entice them to take expiring contracts off their books so they can clear a $20 million hole for Howard. Such a scenario would be challenging, some executives have said, but not impossible. The Warriors have thr...
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