Recent poll reveals GMs think the Hawks can only get 2nd round pick and cap relief in exchange for Dwight Howard
Following the diminished role he played in the playoffs, it’s no secret that Dwight Howard was unhappy with the lack of playing time he received. However, it appears that Mike Budenholzer is not the only team executive that doesn’t think highly of the former three-time Defensive Player of the Year anymore.
A recent poll was made among eight front office executives from different teams, with the result showing that the Atlanta Hawks are not expected tog get a huge haul in return should they decide to trade Howard. At most, the poll suggests, the Hawks would get a second-round pick and cap relief.
A poll of 8 NBA front office execs has yielded that — best case — the @ATLHawks could get a 2nd-rounder and cap relief for Dwight Howard.
— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) May 2, 2017
It’s quite surprising to find out how low the 6-foot-11 big man is being valued in the league now as it wasn’t that long ago when he was last named an All-Star and dominated the league with a double-double average and at least two blocks per game.
The Hawks are expected to have a very busy summer as they plan re-sign Paul Millsap and also decide on the future of Howard. Wherever he ends up, his fans are hoping he can once again play at an elite level and prove to all his doubters that there’s still a lot of game left in his tank, and that he can still be considered one of the best centers in the NBA.