The Golden State Warriors are hoping that Dwight Howard will be willing to join the team this summer, which would require the Warriors to get rid of some bad contracts and clearing enough cap space for the coveted free agent. However, the Warriors intend to try to cut salary regardless of whether Howard wants to go to Golden State or not. According to CBS Sports, the team is offering the contracts of Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Andrew Bogut to the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz.
League sources tell CBSSports.com that Golden State has offered the likes of Andrew Bogut, Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to the Hawks, Cavaliers and Jazz. The Warriors would have to unload two of the three in order to clear enough space to land Howard in a straight free-agent signing, and Atlanta, Cleveland and Utah essentially are the only teams with that kind of room.
At this point, it’s hardly probable that either of those teams would be interested in lending the Warriors a helping hand. The Cavaliers intend to return to the playoff race next season, and would not jeopardize their chances by taking on unnecessary salary. The other two teams are rebuilding their rosters, and wouldn’t take the bad contracts off Golden State’s hands without a catch.
An educated guess would be that the Warriors will be stuck with their bad contracts, unless the Lakers would be willing to make a sign-and-trade (if Howard was willing to join the Warriors).