While no decision from Dwight Howard has come on what would be thought of as D-Day, the field is thinning. First, the Dallas Mavericks have officially been notified they’re out of the running.
Dallas Mavericks have been officially notified they are out of Dwight Howard Sweepstakes, sources tell ESPN
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2013
The Mavericks were always seen as a long shot, as were the Hawks.
As for the Warriors, an insane day has them in a unique situation. First, they unloaded Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, and a 2014 first round pick on the Utah Jazz. Originally thought as a cap clearing process to sign Howard, the Warriors then announced the signing of Andre Iguodala. However, the Warriors aren’t dead in the water. On the contrary, the Warriors are a far more appealing team now with Curry, Iggy, and a host of young talent. But, as has been throughout the whole process, a sign and trade is the only way they’ll be able to obtain the big man.