December 22, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) dunks the ball against Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) during the overtime quarter at ORACLE Arena. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 118-115 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Offer Bogut, Thompson for Lakers' Dwight Howard in Sign and Trade

The Golden State Warriors have said multiple times they don’t want to break up their core, but they might be willing to chip off pieces if it gets them Dwight Howard.

According to Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times, the Warriors have offered the Los Angeles Lakers Andrew Bogut and Klay Thompson in a sign and trade for Howard.

Per Thompson:

According to sources, the Warriors are willing to offer Andrew Bogut along with Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes. But the sell is to lure Dwight Howard with the prospect of a loaded lineup that features Curry, Thompson AND Barnes. The Warriors could trade Bogut and the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins to give the Lakers major cap relief heading into next offseason. Golden State, which can only sign Howard via sign-and-trade, believes that is the best offer Los Angeles will receive.

Of course, any sign and trade would require Dwight to sign off (as well as the Lakers) which is an unlikely scenario – still – Howard is scheduled to meet with the Warrior brass who will attempt to sway him to Oakland.

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