Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers Will "Do Whatever It Takes" to Sign Dwight Howard

As we sit under 48 hours away from free agency starting, the biggest name on the market remains Dwight Howard. The Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are three teams that are leading push to land Howard this offseason but it seems a fourth team has dipped it’s toe back into the water and is preparing to make their own push to get Howard on their roster.

According to Shaun Powell, the Clippers are going to be in play for Howard and the front office has been given the green light to do “whatever it takes” to land Howard.

 

The Clippers were rumored to be interested in Dwight Howard but the question of how to fit him in the salary cap has come up and poses a problem. The Clippers aren’t worried about paying the luxury tax but they may not be able to offer him as much money as the other three teams involved. Powell also reported that while the Clippers do indeed want Howard and will do whatever it takes to get him, there are still limits.

Los Angeles isn’t hot on the idea of adding Howard if it means they can’t keep Chris Paul which means it’s either both of them or just Paul. There’s also the matter of Blake Griffin, who is also a guy the Clippers don’t want to give up.

The bottom line seems to be that it will be an interesting saga to watch in terms of who pursues Howard and how hard they go after him. Teams know sacrifice will be involved if they want to land Howard, and the Clippers don’t seem willing to accept the fact that they can’t have their cake and eat it too.

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