Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard is having an excellent season so far. In his first year playing for Michael Jordan, he is averaging 15.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.3 blocks per contest. However, his performance failed to stop his inclusion in the latest NBA trade rumors. One of them features him going back to the Western Conference.

In Dwight Howard's career, he played for two Western Conference squads. These were the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets. He had a terrible run with the Lakers, though he still helped them reach the playoffs.

After his time in the City of Angels, he suited up for the Houston Rockets from 2013 to 2016. None of these organizations are interested in Howard at the moment. The team from the West that is reportedly eyeing him is the Golden State Warriors.

Dubs want Dwight?

According to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, Dwight Howard is among the significant players on the trade radar of the Golden State Warriors. Joining him are Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Chris Paul (Houston Rockets), and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers).

As of now, it is all just NBA trade rumors. It is not the first time Golden State got mentioned in these types of discussions. A few weeks back, there were talks that the Warriors could be parting ways with either JaVale McGee or Zaza Pachulia.

The reason for this was the emergence of rookie Jordan Bell, who has had impressive outings this season.

Potential impact

If the NBA trade rumors come true and the Golden State Warriors acquire Dwight Howard, it will change the landscape of the NBA. Right now, it seems like there is a better balance in the league. There are more teams which appear capable of challenging the Dubs for the NBA championship.

But if a deal for Howard materializes, it might be all over because it is highly likely that he is going to help the Warriors become unstoppable.

Despite the decline in his game, Howard is still a quality starter in the NBA, especially this season as he continues to redeem himself. His potential arrival will give Golden State arguably the best starting lineup in the current season.

He will start games together with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green. Howard's addition is also going to improve the bench of the Warriors. With him inserted into the starting five, the second unit is getting a starting caliber center in Zaza Pachulia.