According to reports, the Golden State Warriors are trying to unload a couple contracts to be able to sign Dwight Howard, instead of completing a sign-and-trade with the Lakers. The players mentioned in trade talks are Andrew Bogut, Andris Biedrins, and Richard Jefferson.
The Warriors are currently have $70 million tied up for this season, so they are going to have to try and cut around $30 million worth of contracts. Biedrins makes $9 million, Bogut makes $14.2 million, and Richard Jefferson makes $11 million. It’s going to take giving up some assets for the Warriors to get rid of those contracts.
The most likely way the Warriors can get Dwight Howard is through a sign-and-trade with the Lakers. It’s going to take at least Bogut, one of Harrison Barnes/Klay Thompson, and a pick or two. At least.