Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Hawks C

January 19th, 2017 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

A few months into his three-year contract, the Atlanta Hawks have had discussions about trading center Dwight Howard. 

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Hawks, Pelicans Discussed Howard Thursday, Jan. 19 Per ESPN.com's Zach Lowe, the Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans had exploratory trade discussions about Howard after the two teams played each other Jan. 5, but this was before Atlanta "pulled everyone off the market."

The Pelicans' interest in Howard was the result of exploring options to move Anthony Davis off the center position, reducing the physical stress that position takes on his body. 

However, Lowe did note it's unclear how much interest the Pelicans actually had in Howard, and the team did not have "unanimous support" in potentially acquiring the eight-time All-Star. 

The Hawks have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games to put their season record at 24-18, fourth place in the Eastern Conference. That hasn't stopped the front office from making bold moves, though.

The team traded Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 7 as the Hawks were in the midst of a seven-game winn ...

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