Warriors Lose Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

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Warriors Lose Dwight Howard Sweepstakes
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The Warriors aren't getting Dwight Howard. Don't be upset. USA Today's Sam Amick reported earlier this afternoon that the league's most coveted free agent has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets. Though several other sources – including Howard's agent, Dan Fegan – have since refuted Amick's claim, it's been confirmed he's no longer considering Golden State as his next NBA destination. Failing to land a player of Howard's rare talents is a blow to the Warriors on the surface. When fully healthy and motivated, no big man in the world can match his impact on both ends of the floor. Howard at his best is among the small handful of truly dominant, franchise-level players this game has to offer. And his presumptive fit with Golden State seemed a perfect one, an updated replica of Howard's most successful Orlando team that nearly won a championship in 2009.

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