Apr 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) and Dallas Mavericks center Brandan Wright (34) battle for a rebound in the first quarter of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard “wide open” to Signing With Dallas Mavericks


The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be pushing hard to keep Dwight Howard in town, but apparently, the center is also wide open to signing with the Dallas Mavericks. Other than the Mavericks, the Atlanta Hawks and especially the Houston Rockets are the most likely landing spots for Howard this summer.

While Howard is very intrigued by the Rockets, Bill Ingram tweeted that a source with knowledge in the situation says that the Mavericks could also win the Howard sweepstakes:

While Rockets don’t necessarily have cap space to sign Howard to a max deal at this point, they could probably swing a couple of trades in order to free up enough space for Dwight.

Mavericks, on the other hand, took the conservative route this season and missed out on the playoffs as a result. While the 2011 NBA champions were not able to enjoy the postseason action this season, a lot of their one-year contracts are coming off the books and they have enough space to sign Howard.

Dallas could be a pretty interesting destination for Dwight, as Dirk Nowitzki will be signing for significantly less money when his current deal expires, and the Mavericks could potentially add another superstar to their roster next summer.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks Dwight Howard Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers NBA Free Agency

  • http://twitter.com/erix21069 David

    In a just thinking about it scenario, wouldn’t it be interesting if Dwight signed with Dallas and Dirk bolts for LA to play with Kobe and Pau

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.e.bishop.9 John E. Bishop

    Big Baby wants his way!

  • Pridenpoise

    Who would want to sign this gigantic A$$HOLE, he is a cancer everywhere he goes, I get he’s a good player but I think the bad out weighs the good, he is one of the biggest jerks in not only the NBA but all sports. If I was the coach of the Mavs and they sign him I’d start looking for a new job because this guy is a coach killer.

  • Jay Madden

    All Howard is doing is trying to maximize his contract to where ever he signs next. It certainly won’t be Dallas. No superstar player is going to sign with Dallas. They would have to contend with the super ego that is Mark Cuban. No player wants that. Mavs are only going to get 2nd tier and below players as long as Cuban owns the team.

    • poyman

      Dallas only gets second tier players? LOL… Is Dirk a second tier player? What about Kidd and Marion or Chandler? Were they all second tier? They won the O’brien trophy 2 years ago beating the Heat and their big 3… Did they do it wih second tier players???
      Get out of here, you need to go and get a brain and hopefully one that works because the one you have is causing you alot of embarrassment.

  • drainr

    I am confident we will see Paul signing a 4 year deal as a free Agent. 19m in the first year. Afterward Mavs will send Collison, Cunningham, Marion, 13th pick and 3m Cash to Utah, a future 1st of Utah and a future 1st of Dallas is going to Lakers and Howard will come to Dallas in a sign & trade deal that leave 20m trade exception at Lakers.
    Utah can amnesty Marion and Lakers can sign Bynum, AlJefferson, Smith or Iguodala with the trade exception or two Young Players like Pekovic and Jennings.
    Mavs will re sign all their roster with Mayo, Morrow, Kaman, Beaubois, Wright, Brand, James and still have Carter.
    HOWARD, Kaman, Wright
    Nowitzki, Brand, 44th pick (Thomas)
    Carter, Crowder, Morrow/Thomas
    Mayo, Morrow, Beaubois
    Paul, Beaubois, James
    Voila – contender.