When looking at how long the Dwight Howard trade rumors have gone on without anything happening, it's easy to believe they are seemingly never going to go away. But things have to be getting close, considering the number of NBA teams that have expressed interest in the Orlando Magic All-Star.
The newest team to throw their name into the hat this offseason is the Golden State Warriors, and according to ESPN's Chris Broussard, they wouldn't even require Howard to sign a contract extension contingent on the trade.
source says Golden State still willing to trade for Dwight Howard without having commitment from him beyond next season— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 2, 2012
Golden State isn't the first team to say it'd take Howard off of the hands of the Magic on a one-year rental -- which seems like a necessity for any team not based in Brooklyn -- but it does give Orlando's new front office more options to get a deal done before things spiral any further out of control with our long national Dwightmare.