Bay Bound?: Twitter Responds to NBA Free Agency Rumors Surrounding Dwight Howard

After an impressive 2012-13 season for the Golden State Warriors, one which saw them win 47 games and advance to the Western Conference semifinals, the team might be making even more moves. Instead of a playoff push, however, the Warriors could now be making a push for a particular player: free agent center Dwight Howard. Rumors have circulated that Golden State may now very well be the preferred destination for the consensus best center in the league, and ESPN's Chris Broussard confirms that the team certainly has interest:


The new developments come as a bit of a shock to some other teams around the league, especially the Houston Rockets. As ESPN reports, Houston general manager Daryl Morey just met with Howard today, in a conference which included coach Kevin McHale, current team stars James Harden and Chandler Parsons, as well as all-time Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon. Even former global superstar and, like Dwight, top overall draft pick Yao Ming joined the conference via Skype. 

For a player whose main concern seems to be having others like him and appear to be affable, Howard is ruffling the feathers of more than a few organizations and their fans, who would like the fanfare over D12 to end and for the enigmatic center to finally pick a destination. There is a large contingent, including the Rockets themselves, who thought that Howard may have already made up his mind, according to sources which include the well-known basketball publication SLAM Magazine:


There are five teams which legitimately have the means and need to make a serious push for Dwight: the Lakers, of course, the Rockets, the Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks. Given that the theory with the Hawks was that if Atlanta could nab All-Star point guard Chris Paul, Howard might follow. The "ATL" now appears to be somewhat out of the running. 

Although the Mavericks are a ...

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