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07:16 AM ET 07.05 | Golden State apparently feels as if it has made enough of an impression on Dwight Howard to clear some room. [The Warriors] have begun aggressively attempting to trade away players to clear the requisite salary-cap space to sign the All-Star center, according to sources with knowledge of the team's thinking. The Warriors were one of five teams granted the opportunity to recruit Howard in an in-person meeting this week. ESPN.com reported Wednesday that, in perhaps the first surprising development in the wake of those meetings, Warriors officials "made an impression" on Howard. ... But Golden State's hopes of actually acquiring Howard always have been clouded by the fact they would need the Lakers to agree to a sign-and-trade.

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July 5, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Long term pain for short term gain.

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July 5, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Just don't see how that works.

July 5, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Just don't see how that works.

I don't see the Lakers being an amenable partner to a sign and trade either.

July 5, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Pipe dreams for the Warriors.

July 5, 2013  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't see the Lakers being an amenable partner to a sign and trade either.

The alternative is that they get NOTHING in return if Howard simply signs elsewhere as a free agent.

I think the Laker organization is smart enough to know that a 'sign-and-trade is in their best interest.

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July 5, 2013  04:32 PM ET

Crack reporting ..except wrong player

July 5, 2013  04:34 PM ET

unless Dwight changed his last name to Iguodala

July 5, 2013  05:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Pipe dreams for the Warriors.

I agree.

July 5, 2013  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The alternative is that they get NOTHING in return if Howard simply signs elsewhere as a free agent.I think the Laker organization is smart enough to know that a 'sign-and-trade is in their best interest.

Hey, they made it to the playoffs for one year. That's gotta count for something!

July 5, 2013  05:41 PM ET

I like the Iggy deal. Shows management is not going to wait around for Howard to make a decision.

Can't believe that Utah was willing to give us the cap space for only two draft picks. Beans and RJ weren't rotation players. Its the addtion by subtraction that we needed to get Iguadola.

I'm thinking we should do a S&T with the Lakers for Howard. Offer Bogut and Lee. See if we can sign Smith.

 
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