Report: Blazers planning to pursue Dwight Howard
The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly have Dwight Howard on their shopping list.
According to CSN Northwest’s Jason Quick, the Blazers intend to pursue Howard in free agency to go along with Chandler Parsons.
A person with knowledge of the Blazers' plans says their intention is to go after both Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.
— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 1, 2016
The Blazers have reportedly offered Parsons a max deal, which adds another dimension to this pursuit. Parsons and Howard are friends and former teammates, and if Parsons elects to join the Blazers, you can bet he’ll be lobbying Howard to join him there.
The Blazers not only get a top-shelf small forward if they beat out Memphis for Chandler Parsons but also a proven Dwight Howard recruiter.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Howard will have his share of options. He was already slated to meet with two teams, and you can bet there will be more to come. Still, the Blazers could be an intriguing option, particularly if they land Parsons, who has tried to recruit Howard before.