Dwight Howard was set to become a Brooklyn Net. Now, he's on the verge of being a free agent all over again.
On Wednesday, the Nets acquired the former MVP candidate, in a swap with the Charlotte Hornets. Brooklyn took on Howard, heading into the final year of his deal, for Timofey Mozgov who still has two very expensive years on his contract.
It looked like the Nets would have Howard for a year, more than half a decade after he was a rumored trade target to join Deron Williams. That doesn't look like it will be the case.
That will free Howard up to head elsewhere to play his 15th NBA season. It would make sense for him to join a team to try and compete for an NBA title, especially if can sign for a team-friendly deal.
Naturally, the team most cited as a possibility for Dwight Howard is the Golden State Warriors.
Plenty of other established veterans have made the move to the Bay Area in search of a title. With Kevin Durant set to resign, there is no better bet than the Dubs for the foreseeable future.
The Warriors don't make a ton of sense for Dwight Howard on paper, though. The team has plenty of players in his rim-running mold, and are looking to get younger and add wings to the bench.
Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater of The Athletic doesn't see it as a match either, for what it's worth. He tweeted shortly after the Howard news came out.
If the team was to move away from a number of the teams centers, like JaVale McGee, Damion Jones, Kevon Looney, Zaza Pachulia, and David West, maybe Dwight Howard could make some sense. It is more likely that the team will just lose two or three of those guys, and replace them with more young, versatile players at other positions.