Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) passes the ball during the first quarter 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

NBA Rumors: Warriors Never Called Lakers, Were Never a Contender for Dwight Howard?

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The dust has finally settled on NBA free agency. Dwight Howard has a new home with the Houston Rockets. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are angry and the Golden State Warriors look like a powerhouse with the addition of Andre Iguodala.

Time for the dirty laundry to come out.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears on Twitter, the Warriors never attempted a sign-and-trade deal with the Lakers because the franchise was told they were not contenders and the Lakers had no intentions of taking on cap to help Howard go somewhere else:



Of course the Lakers were not going to help Howard go somewhere else. It is interesting to hear the Warriors were not “contenders”, whatever that means. All reports had said Howard was impressed with his meeting with the team.

Expect more details to continue to leak out now that everything is settled. It should make for a really fun time because this is just the beginning.


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