Dwight Howard was once again involved on a salary dump deal that sent him away from the Charlotte Hornets to the Brooklyn Nets, but according to several reports, he’s about to discuss a buyout with the franchise.
Superman’s career has taken a major downfall ever since parting ways with the Houston Rockets, and it just feels like he’s not getting the kind of respect he deserves anymore.
Naturally, he’s not getting any younger and his lack of character has always earned him several detractors, but he’s still a top-tier rebounder and shot blocker and would be a nice pickup for a contending team at the right price. Today, we’re going to discuss the top 5 trade destinations for him.
5. Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics were one game shy of making it to the NBA Finals despite the fact that Gordon Hayward wasn’t able to play at all and Kyrie Irving also spent the last passage of the season in the shelf.
They already have a strong, young core combined with some pesky veterans, so adding Howard may finally give them the missing piece they lacked throughout this campaign.
4. Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks have been desperately craving a starting big man for years now, as the lone rim protector they had was John Henson and he never showed any signs of upside.
Milwaukee has an outstanding young core featuring Brogdon, Parker and Antetokounmpo, so Dwight’s veteran leadership could really come handy in the postseason.
3. Cleveland Cavaliers
If LeBron James stays put at the Land and decides to come back for the Cleveland Cavaliers, adding Dwight Howard to the team would definitely be a major upgrade over any of the team’s big men.
Howard would have a lesser role in offense playing next to LeBron and Love, but would finally give them the dominant presence down low they’ve so desperately craved for years now.
2. San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are always a preferred destination for veteran players looking to compete for a Championship, so Howard would really love to have the chance to stick it to the Houston by playing for his neighbors.
Gregg Popovich is a defensive mastermind and a guy that can take the most out of his players even when they age out, so even if Kawhi Leonard winds up leaving the Spurs, he’d have the time of his life there.
1. Golden State Warriors
Total no-brainer here. Howard would have the time of his life finishing lobs from Stephen Curry and would definitely be a major upgrade over JaVale McGee and Zaza Pachulia.
He’d finally have a chance to win a Championship after falling short with the Orlando Magic years ago and would happily accept a major pay cut in order to prove his doubters wrong at the bay.