When the Golden State Warriors added former Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West to their front office earlier this spring many NBA observers expected the Warriors would become far more aggressive in trying to improve their team. According to “DraftExpress” the Warriors are wasting no time as they are reporting that the club has made a trade proposal to the Orlando Magic.
A writer for the website Jonathan Givonchy tweeted the following message on his Twitter account Saturday morning. Givonchy wrote “The Dwight Howard sweepstakes have begun. Golden State offered Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh. Unlikely that’ll get it done.”
Although there has been speculation since the end of the regular season Golden State has denied that they are trying to trade veteran guard Ellis. The starting guard’s name had been brought up earlier this off-season in rumors of a deal between the Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers which would send Sixers star Andre Iguodala to the Bay Area. Both clubs have denied those reports.
D-Howard will become a Free Agent in 2012 and so far he has declined to sign an extension with Orlando. It is highly unlikely that the Magic would entertain any trade possibilities for the best center in the Association at this time. If and when they do it would take a lot more than the package that Golden State offered in this proposed deal to acquire him.