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Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:54 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Yesterday was pretty much "Bad Dwight Howard News" for the Warriors on Thursday. Howard missed an epic number of free throws, and still dropped 45 and 23 on the Dubs Thursday night. And to top it all off, all that talk about the Warriors making a swing at Howard in trade? Yeah, Howards says no thanks. 

From Sports Illustrated.com:

On topic of Dwight-to-Warriors, source says his agent, Dan Fegan, has made it clear to GS that Howard has no interest in playing there.
That doesn't necessarily bar the Warriors from making the gamble and acquiring Howard should their package prove tempting for Orlando, but it would be way too great of a risk for the Warriors to send Stephen Curry or Monta Ellis in the trade, and Orlando would insist on one star guard or the other. 

So the Warriors, who lost Kwame Brown on Wednesday for most of the season with a chest injury, are now seemingly out of the Get Dwight race. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported this week that the Warriors have been very aggressive in the trade market and could make a move before the trade deadline as they continue to move towards a more defensive approach. 

Golden State continues to struggle with attracting a big name free agent, despite having a raucous crowd, new aggressive ownership, a player's coach in Mark Jackson, and a large market in the nicer weather of California (not that San Francisco's really a treat this time of year, but it's nicer than say, Milwaukee). Evenually they may have to pull the trigger on sending one of those guards out in order to augment their supporting system, since it doesn't look like anyone will be shopping for David Lee under his sizeable contract any time soon.  
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:34 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

The so called "great" players today will never truly be great in my mind. Most of them want the championship handed to them on a silver platter! Earn it the right way Howard! You can start by learning how to shoot  throws!


Think about this for a second though, why should the players care about earning anything?  The way things are set up right now, they can do just about anything they want.  A star player can demand a trade anywhere he wants, and that team will eventually give in and trade him for much less then what he's worth.  And when that happens, the star player gets paid the maximum by whoever traded for him.  So they get max money and a better chance at a championship.....  

It's not the player's fault, it's the leagues fault for not locking these guys out for a year, maybe even two years.  Let them fight in the courts all they want, but in the end bring in a hard salary cap and this nonesense stops immediately.

No hard cap = crap like this....



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:26 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

I don't like what the NBA has become.  These guys that have done nothing in the league are treated like kings.  What was the lockout for because it is just as bad as ever.  These players are still getting to go where ever they want and aren't giving up any .

With the new CBA players technically could lose a ton of money if they leave their current team as a free agent.  The problem is teams that have these superstars under contract aren't willing to hold their ground, they don't want to lose them for nothing so they give in and trade them.  Until that changes, until ALL NBA TEAMS are willing to sacrifice and not give in, these superstars will continue to run the show.  Fans that don't agree with me say you can't let a superstar go for nothing, but for the better of the league you should.  Soon enough more of these stars won't leave and they'll stay where they are at if they know it's going to cost 30 million dollars in the long run to play somewhere else.  Most of these players are greedy and don't wanna lose that money,,,, but if the team that has their rights doesn't have the balls to stand up to them, nothing will ever change. 

This lockout was totally useless when you think about it.  Over the long haul yes, there will be more luxury tax paid for teams that go over the cap but that's about it.  Yeah, the owners got a much larger percentage of the pie, but the game didn't improve and you'll never see parity in the NBA.  



Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:04 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

I don't like what the NBA has become.  These guys that have done nothing in the league are treated like kings.  What was the lockout for because it is just as bad as ever.  These players are still getting to go where ever they want and aren't giving up any money.  Dwight Howard is the biggest joke of all.  He is supposed to be the best big man out there, the second coming of Shaq, but he's running to other players teams to win.  WHy doesn't anyone want to play with Dwight? Maybe if he learned how to pass out of the double team he would have titles.  Maybe if Kendrick Perkins didn't own him he would have a title.   I think he knows he really isn't that good and wants to be in a big market so he can transition into reality show or something.  I kind of wish he would get traded so he wouldn't have any more excuses.  He is a great defensive player and rebounder but he will never be a good offensive player.  He obviously doesn't work on his game or he would have atleast one move by now, or he would be a better free throw shooter.  He doesn't even realize the other teams in the league are telling you what kind of player they think you are by the offers they are making.  Judging by what I have heard they don't think he is very good because the offers are no where near what other teams with 'superstar' players received.  The Lakers were willing to give up more for Chris Paul than Dwight Howard and that says it all. 



Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

The so called "great" players today will never truly be great in my mind. Most of them want the championship handed to them on a silver platter! Earn it the right way Howard! You can start by learning how to shoot free throws!




Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:54 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

Golden State should look to get involved in a 3 team trade. They have a lot of parts to make a trade happen and they might get more value than a straight 2 team trade.




Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 4:13 pm
 

Report: Howard has 'no interest' in Warriors

Knicks need to swoop in!


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