Where Howard Should (and Shouldn't) Go


The Dwight Howard derby is officially underway, with one team’s meeting completed (Houston) and several other suitors (the Lakers Dallas, Atlanta, Golden State) in line. The 27-year-old center is the clear-cut prize of free agency now that Chris Paul is off the table, and teams are right to go all-out in their courtship. As odd as Howard’s 2012-13 season might have been, he’s still the league’s top center when healthy and stands to transform any franchise that lands him this summer.

Which franchise ultimately winds up with Howard could be determined by any number of factors, but for the sake of keeping a wild free-agency period focused and simple,...

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