The Dwight Howard trade chatter has died down over the past couple weeks, with most of the NBA believing the Orlando Magic will wait until the March 15 trade deadline to decide what to do with their soon-to-be-unrestricted free agent franchise center.
But there is a piece of news out of the Bay Area this morning that should jump-start the rumor mill.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle says the Golden State Warriors are going to be aggressive in trying to improve their team, and a trade involving David Lee, Monta Ellis and others for Howard and Glen “Big Baby” Davis cannot be ruled out.
“We’ve been aggressively pursuing a number of big people who would help us. We’ll stay right on top of anything we can do to bring an effective big man into our organization,” said (general manager Larry) Riley, who is not allowed by league rules to address specific players from other teams. “We would give up a lot to get somebody like that. Joe Lacob’s whole process since he’s taken over has been to be very aggressive. I would say that we have the likelihood of being more aggressive than we might have been a few years ago.”
Click here to hear my take on the whole Howard situation from an interview I did on FOX Sports national radio early Saturday morning.