"Y! Sources: Golden State determined to be bidders for Dwight Howard as a rental, willing to sell him on long-term."
What makes this deal much more suitable in the Howard trade is the Warriors' ability to offer Orlando a point guard to re-build around, with a choice of Stephen Curry or Monta Ellis. The Warriors can also absorb Hedo Turkoglu's three-year, $34 million contract and still have cap room.
The plan in Oakland would be to try to prove to Dwight that the team would be perennial title challengers if he stuck around longer than one season.
Whether Orlando have taken him off the market for good or have "taken him off the market" until the right offer comes in remains to be seen, but the prospect of Curry-to-Dwight or Ellis-to-Dwight alley-oops is highly enticing.
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