Eastern Conference.With only $22 million in salary cap commitments next year, the MUT 18 Coins Hawks could hypothetically squeeze in both Howard and Smith under the cap, but one of them would have to take a pay cut. Peachtree Hoops wrote about Smith and Howard as mutually exclusive options for Atlanta -- with the latter almost preferable -- though they also admitted signing Howard seems like a bit of a longshot.More.
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Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and new coach Mike Budenholzer met with Howard in Los Angeles. Ferry had no comment except to tell ESPN's Shelley Smith the meeting went "well."
This was probably meant to sound enthusiastic. It totally does not sound enthusiastic.- Next up for Dwight was Golden State. Golden State of Mind took a look at what people were saying about the Warriors' chances of landing Howard, noticing people generally don't think of the Warriors as a likely possibility.
If Howard's meeting with them, though, there's at least some chance he'd consider them. They're a young, exciting team -- as evidenced by a gunning playoff run sparked by Klay Thompson and Steph Curry -- though the former could be part of a sign-and-trade package headed to LA if Howard somehow did sign in Buy NFL 18 Coins Oakland.