Warriors make pitch to free agent Dwight Howard

Steve Dykes/APWarriors center Andrew Bogut

Steve Dykes/APWarriors center Andrew Bogut

The Warriors made their pitch to free-agent center Dwight Howard on Monday, according to a report by the Bay Area News Group.

Owner Joe Lacob, coach Mark Jackson and general manager Bob Myers reportedly met with Howard in Los Angeles, where he later practiced with Stephen Curry on the UCLA campus.

The Warriors, who are considered underdogs to land Howard, don't have the cap space to sign him as a free agent and would have to work out a sign-and-trade.

Golden State is reportedly willing to offer a package that would start with Andrew Bogut and either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes.

Howard met with the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, where Howard's questions centered around whether the Rockets would add another free agent star to play with him and James Harden. He has also heard a pitch to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks are also reportedly in the mix.

Meanwhile, free agent Andre Iguodala, who opted out of a $16-million contract for next season with the Denver Nuggets, reportedly will meet with six teams, including the Warriors, during the NBA free agency period.

Yahoo also reported late Sunday the Warriors have had discussions about possibly trading All-Star power forward David Lee. Lee has three years and $44 million left on his contract.

— Staff, wire report

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