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Dwight Howard to the Bay Scenarios

Okay so we've heard the recent news about the Warriors trying to obtain Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic. One thing for sure is for this to happen we will have to give them Stephen Curry (and his injury woes) or Monta Ellis (How's that case of his going?). So I've came up with two different scenarios that I believe are realistic in order for us to get possibly the only franchise cornerstone center in the NBA but before that I will discuss the pros and cons of trading for Dwight Howard:

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Height w/o Shoes Height w/shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach Body Fat No Step Vert Max Vert Bench Press Lane Agility 3/4 Court Sprint Class Rank
6' 9" 6' 10.25" 240 7' 4.5" 9' 3.5" NA 30.5 35.5 7 11.21 3.14 29

(I think you can add about 30lbs to the weight listed above...)


PROS:

For one thing, we get an All-Star dominant big man who can put this team on the map. Not to mention, with Dwight in the Western Conference we will possibly stop Andrew Bynum from ever being voted into the All-Star game. That's one battle we can always win against the Lakers. Not to mention, we're are a mediocre team on defense right now so imagine what we can do with a defensive minded anchor to play along side guys who are really just not that good on that side of the ball. His presence and impact alone could make this team a contender especially if we are allowed to keep certain players in the deal.

CONS:
I think the worst thing that can happen is Dwight leaves in free agency leaving us with nothing but a different rebuilding project most likely forcing Lacob to clean up the front office AGAIN. But if we are left with the few pieces I would want us to keep we should be fine 2-3 years from now.

WHAT I THINK:
What I think the team should do is make sure Dwight does for us what Chris Paul did for the Clippers and sign an agreement saying that he will pickup his option giving us two years to see what we can do with him as an unit. So if he does walk, at least us Warrior fans can say we had Dwight Howard on our team for more than a few months.

THE TRADE SCENARIOS:

Here is the first one with a trade built around Steph Curry:

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Warriors get: Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu

Magic Get: Steph Curry, Andris Biedrins, Klay Thompson/Dorell Wright, & other considerations.

Why would this trade happen:
This trade would happen because for one thing, Otis Smith takes all of our leftovers. He's been doing it for years and there is no need to stop now. And he would do this because he gets a young guard in Steph that he can build around if his ankle is up to part, a center who is still young in Andris Biedrins, Klay Thompson, who we came somehow convince to Otis Smith that he is Brandon Roy with good knees. The only thing I can see stop this trade from happening is the fact that the Magic could fear Curry's ankle problems is similar to that of Grant Hill.
Now the scenario involving Monta Ellis:

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Warriors get: Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, Q. Rich/J. Rich

Magic Get: Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh, and other considerations.

Why would this happen:

This trade would happen because for one thing, Otis Smith just love former Warriors. He also said he wants some seasoned veterans that can keep his team competitive. I think Monta fills that void quite nicely. I think this trade is more likely to happen as I really do not see the Magic gambling on Steph's ankle leaving us with his issue.

X-FACTOR:

Jeremy Tyler (C, PF) - 20 years old, 6'10, 260lbs

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Height w/o Shoes Height w/shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach Body Fat No Step Vert Max Vert Bench Press Lane Agility 3/4 Court Sprint Class Rank
6' 9" 6' 10.5" 262 7' 5" 9' 2.5" 13.4 28.0 33.5 10 11.26 3.29 NA

I know a lot of you probably think I'm out of my mind saying that the kid that hasn't even played 10 minutes in the NBA is an X-Factor in a superstar blockbuster but he is. Jeremy Tyler has the hype and story that someone as silly as Otis Smith might want to be thrown into the trade and we might just do it in order to get Superman. Or our organization can be silly and not thrown him in as insurance in case Dwight decides to ditch town after we land him. I hope we get to keep JT either way. Dwight would be a great mentor for the young man as he can learn all about Dwight's preparation learning more about the game. Just imagine a frontcourt a year or two from now with Dwight Howard and Jeremy Tyler (with Lee's contract becoming shorter he'll become easier to trade).


OUTCOME:

In all honesty, I see the Magic being stupid holding onto Dwight until the end of the year letting him walk for nothing but possibly a trade exception. It's going to be a disaster on their side as I see him coming to the West Coast. I also think where ever Dwight go, Deron Williams will follow, so if we were to trade Steph for Dwight, Deron Williams would have a spot on this team. Only question is has he made up with Monta from that little altercation they had the last time they played in Utah last year?!

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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