I am never big on renting a player unless you think you can win a title immediately with them.
Are the Warriors a championship team with Dwight Howard and no Steph Curry or Monta Ellis?
They might want to think about that before giving away a piece of their future only to see Howard bounce in the off season.
As the Orlando Magic consider deals for Dwight Howard, the Golden State Warriors have emerged as aggressive suitors for the NBA’s best center, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Golden State management is willing to take Howard as a one-season “rental,” with the hope of selling him on signing a long-term deal before he enters free agency this summer. Like most teams, Golden State has inquired with Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith, but the Magic have yet to commit to aggressively pursuing a trade of Howard.
For the Magic to become intrigued with package, two things would likely have to appeal to them: rebuilding around young point guard Stephen Curry; and the Warriors’ salary-cap space to absorb the three years and $34 million left on Hedo Turkoglu’s contract. The possibility of the pursuit could be complicated by questions about the sturdiness of Curry’s surgically repaired right ankle. The Warriors are willing to part with either of their two guards – Curry or Monta Ellis – but teams clearly will watch how Curry recovers from his recurring ankle sprains.
Curry does have those ankle issues and it appears they have been trying to get rid of Ellis for a couple of years now, but why give up a quality player, a 1st round pick and take on a bad contract just to see Dwight leave and trust me when I say this……..