Report: Dwight Howard to Meet With the Celtics and Hawks

by June 29, 2016
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The Boston Celtics are reportedly set to have a chat with free agent center Dwight Howard.

The Atlanta Hawks are also said to be lining up a meeting with the big fella.

The 30-year-old declined a $23.2 million player option for next season, and could hear pitches from as many as five teams this summer.

Per ESPN:

The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics are the first known teams to secure face-to-face recruiting meetings with free-agent big man Dwight Howard, according to league sources.

 

The Miami Heat, sources said, have not yet booked a meeting with Howard in free agency, but could emerge as a more serious Howard suitor after registering preliminary interest in him.

 

… The recent arrival of new head coach Mike D’Antoni, under whom Howard never clicked when both were with the Los Angeles Lakers, encouraged interested teams to pursue Howard this summer.