Aspen, CO (WOIO) - Dwight Howard may be out of view in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado, but the big free-agent continues to be the "center" of attention this offseason, and sources say the Cleveland Cavaliers may play a role in deciding where the All-Star lands.
The Golden State Warriors are showing interest in signing Howard, but they need cap-space before they can take on his contract. The Cavs may be a trading partner with Golden State in this process, possibly picking up Andrew Bogut, Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins. The Warriors are talking with the Hawks and Jazz as well. In order for the Warriors to clear enough cap-space to be in the running for Howard, they would need to trade at least two of the three players.
The Cavs became part of the trade discussion due to their large amount of cap-space and ability to take on big contracts like that of Jefferson or Bogut. If the Warriors want a fighting chance at Howard, it looks like they need some compliance from Cleveland.
As for Howard, he has announced that he has made his decision on where he wants to sign, and plans on unveiling the team this weekend via Twitter. Howard met with the Rockets, Hawks, Mavericks, Lakers and Warriors over the past week.
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