I feel like the decision is pretty simple.
If he signs for the minimum, then you should give it a try. Worst case, he doesn't pan out, and gets back to his old habits, then you jettison him. Even if he doesn't work out, what is the most you would lose?
I don't think we are not risking a ton if we sign him for the minimum. It's not a long term deal, and it's certainly not something that would take us into luxury tax hell. Ton of upside if he straightens up his act as far as what he can offer. And if he starts poisoning the locker room, just waive him.
I think that's a low risk - high reward kind of an acquisition.
I know that you mentioned the possibility of Howard going to the Warriors, so is there any traction on that front, so to speak? Man, put Dwight in their starting lineup and you've practically created a 2K team, lol #IGiveUp .
The top teams in the league will want Dwight-
He poses serious difficulties in the playoffs in half-court sets due to his size dominance and athleticism. Baynes did a remarkable job this year as a role player.
You are going into a playoff series. Would you rather face Baynes on the opposition or Howard?
The only appeal that I can see with Howard would be that he has consistently exploited Golden State's glaring weakness on da boards
over the years, so if the Warriors signed him, and they have said that they wanted to upgrade the center position, Jesus
, as that would arguably be the greatest assemblage of talent on one team in the modern era. I think.
At any rate, I guess what I'm trying to say is that that team could very well turn out to be unbeatable, and we might as well not even tune in, anymore, lol
. Talk about a superteam
. Bye bye, Lady Zaza
, Damion Jones, Kevon Looney (maybe), Javale McGee (perhaps), and Nick Young, and say hello to Dwight Howard
. Has a modern team ever had multiple Defensive Players of the Year on the same roster at the, well, same time, because I honestly don't remember seeing it, although I'm probably wrong.