Dwight Howard Trade Destinations
Dwight Howard is on the trading block.
At one point Dwight Howard was the consensus best center in the league and a top 5 player but he has not looked the same since receiving back surgery prior to his season with the Lakers. His time in Houston has been shaky to say the least, despite reaching the conference finals last season they now find themselves underperforming and falling apart. Long time coach Kevin McHale was fired after a slow start to the season, the Ty Lawson experiment has fallen flat, and news of locker room drama continues to dot the media. Now the Houston brass has decided to put Dwight Howard on the trading block making it known that they’re seriously listening to offers for the 30 year old former All-star big man who’s averaging 14.6 points and 12 rebounds a game.
Houston is going to have trouble finding suitors which limits their choices and their available bargaining maneuvers. Howard is set to be a $22.9 million dollar cap hit this season and has a player option for a final year on contract. On top of that Howard had missed 50 games these last two seasons begging the question of how much longer will his body hold up? Despite the steep price, possibility of injury and or him leaving in free agency some teams out there will be willing to make a trade. These are Houston’s suitors.
Boston needs a center, and they have the combination of young plays, assets and salary cap space to make a seriously tantalizing offer to Houston. David Lee will most likely be moved as a salary filler, and Houston may ask for Jared Sullinger.
-Houston gets: David Lee, Jared Sullinger, 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick
-Boston gets: Dwight Howard, and some end of bench player for roster space.
Boston gets a real center and a big name to try to continue moving the franchise forward. They need a big name to compliment their young core. Houston gets assets for building back up. Jared Sullinger will help spread the floor so Harden can drive without crowding.
The Hornets have been playing solid ball and find themselves in the 8th spot in the East. Perhaps, Howard is the bump they need to get over the hump.
-Houston gets: Al Jefferson and 1st round pick
-Charlotte gets: Dwight Howard
Basically Charlotte gets the defensive stopper they’ve been wanting. Houston gets the post up scorer that Dwight could never be and a draft pick.
The Bucks made a big free agent signing this off-season, snagging Greg Monroe away from both the Lakers and Knicks but the experiment has not worked out at all.
-Houston gets: Greg Monroe and picks
-Milwaukee gets: Dwight Howard
In an almost straight forward trade Milwaukee can bolster their defense and move the big contract that already isn’t looking good. Their players are all long and young and with Howard at center they can be a terror on the defensive end. The Rockets get a young scoring center. They don’t look intent on playing defense so they might as well shore up on scoring talent.
Houston will probably have to settle with an offer if they really want to move Dwight. Their best bet is Boston, who has the assets to make a trade and can be looking to make a splash.
Latest posts by Michael Gomez (see all)
- Mayweather vs. McGregor is Good for Boxing - June 16, 2017
- The Carolina Panthers need to draft Fournette - April 25, 2017
- UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 MFST Staff Predictions - April 8, 2017