Mar 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) reacts to a play in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard Adds Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors to Free Agent List

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is set to become a free agent later this summer and there are a number of teams are lining up for Howard’s services. Of course, it will be up to Howard to decide where he plays and he has already begun putting together a list of potential new teams. We have all heard about the Lakers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks linked to Howard, but now there are two new names surfacing — the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors.

Per Mark Medina of the Long Beach Press-Telegram:

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.

While Houston, Los Angeles and Dallas are the most talked about potential landing spots for Howard, Atlanta and Golden State may just be the most intriguing.

Atlanta certainly has the cap room to make it happen and they are his hometown team. It would be a great opportunity for Howard to shine where he was brought up and, though his team has said they don’t intend on bringing Howard to his home team, anything is possible.

As for the Warriors, it is highly unlikely and nearly impossible that Howard would wind up in the Bay Area. If there was a miracle and he did, being paired up with David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson would make Golden State one of the league’s most complete teams.

Howard is definitely going to get a lot of attention during free agency and it will be the big story throughout the offseason.

Many believe that the Lakers remain the current favorite, but the longer time goes with additional teams jumping in to the mix, Los Angeles could be inching closer to losing their big man. You can expect all teams that Howard is interested in to make a full-court press to land him, so buckle up and prepare for the ride.

Tags: Atlanta Hawks Dwight Howard Golden State Warriors NBA Free Agency

  • David Pickford

    The dubs don’t want him and his bad attitude

    • Josh Bg

      Actually mark Jackson really wanted Howard last year when he was on Orlando and he would of landed there but Howard didnt want to be on a “bad team”

  • Koot Zither

    Lakers sign and trade Howard for Andrew Bogut. Howard can have extension after 2014 season.

    • Josh Bg

      I think if Howard was on the waariors they would be the mo ast dominant team in the league I’m a warriors fan and I think this trade would be great for both teams

  • Mychal Middleton

    If he goes to GS its done for just give them the ring for the next 5 years

    • Ilija Devic

      they said the same for lakers, lol