NBA trade rumors are stating that the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets had talks today about a swap that would have included Dwight Howard, according to Sports Illustrated Fansided. Negotiations broke down whenever Howard was notified of the idea and denied the request by the Bucks to opt into the final year of his contract. Dwight wants to become a free agent since this summer will mark a period where NBA teams have more salary cap space than ever before.
For much of February, Greg Monroe found himself at the center of trade rumors. The Milwaukee Bucks were not pleased with the production that they were getting from the center position, so they wanted to move Monroe, a free agent they signed last summer. Greg was good on the offensive side of the ball, but he gave up a lot of points on the defensive side of things, which does not sit well with Bucks head coach Jason Kidd.
Offensively, Dwight Howard can put up as much points as Greg Monroe if he is given plenty of shots. His numbers have dipped this season, but that’s because the Houston Rockets allow James Harden to dominate the ball. The Milwaukee Bucks share the ball a bit more. Defensively, it’s not even a comparison. Howard can be dominant at times, so that should please Jason Kidd.
Dwight Howard has reportedly expressed interest in playing for the Atlanta Hawks, his hometown team. The Hawks were a team that was seriously considering blowing up the roster by trading away the likes of Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, and Al Horford. By keeping them, that means that Atlanta believes that this group of guys can contend for the NBA Championship. They only need one or two more pieces.
Dirk Nowitzki is another player that is trying to win an NBA Championship before retirement, so the Dallas Mavericks might be an option for Dwight Howard. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has long been interested in Howard, as he once chased him hard in free agency. Howard could be an upgrade over Zaza Pachulia, who has been absolutely solid since Dallas made a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks to acquire him.
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