The Dwight Howard saga is winding down as he announced that a decision would be made by this Friday, but can we really believe Dwight? Howard, met with Houston, Golden State, and Hawks on Monday, and also met with the Lakers and Mavericks yesterday. Today, it was stated to a source close to the talks, ESPN’S Adam Schefter, that free-agent center Dwight Howard hopes to decide which team he will sign with on Friday. At this moment the teams that are most likely to sign Dwight Howard are either Dallas or Houston and that is bad news for Lakers fans.
Also, a team that has a long shot on signing Dwight Howard is the Golden State Warriors, who would have to a do a sign and trade deal in order to land the seven time all-star center. ESPN’S Marc Stein is reporting that the Golden State Warriors who met with Dwight Howard on Monday really impressed the all-star center and got his attention. When you look at the teams that have a chance to add the all-star center, Houston Rockets with James Harden and Jeremy Lin have to intrigue Dwight Howard.
What about the Mavericks? They have a championship winner in Dirk Nowitzki and head coach Rick Carlisle, but what must intrigue Dwight Howard must be that Dirk is willing to take pay cut in the summer of 2014 creating more cap space to add another star player. Can we really believe Dwight Howard that a decision will be made by Friday? Unlikely, remember what happened when he was in Orlando and he kept on telling the media that he was going to stay, but ended up leaving to LA. Or what about the reports of wanting Stan Van Gundy to get fired in order for him to commit to staying in Orlando for long term. We really can’t trust in what Howard said about making his most important decision of his young career, but we will find out if he makes his decision by Friday.