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Report: Warriors trying to dump salaries to get Howard

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The Golden State Warriors must believe they have a realistic chance of landing free agent Dwight Howard, because they are trying to dump contracts to have enough cap space to sign Howard, ESPN.com reported.

The Warriors would need work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Howard.

According to ESPN.com, Golden State is prepared to offer the Lakers Andrew Bogut and his expiring $14 million contract and either Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson in the deal.

The report also noted, however, that the Lakers don't seem tempted by the offer.

The Warriors have three big expiring contracts. Besides Bogut, the contracts of Richard Jefferson ($11 million) and Andris Biedrins ($9 million) are also expiring.
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