Report: Sixers were involved in Dwight Howard saga

Lakers center Dwight Howard is hearing strong arguments from several teams during free agency. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Were the 76ers involved in the Dwight Howard saga?

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports sure said so.  The respected NBA writer reported Friday afternoon that the Golden State Warriors were in trade talks with the Sixers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz for what he termed "complicated deal for salary dumps."

The Sixers had no comment Friday while practicing for the Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs Sunday through Friday. The spokesperson said the team has a policy of not commenting on rumors.

The Warriors were getting rid of salary cap space to create room in an attempt to sign Howard, who, according to USA Today, reportedly decided to sign with the Houston Rockets.

Golden State sent Andris Biedrins and Richard Jefferson to Utah and signed former Denver free agent Andre Igoudala, a former Sixer. The Warriors were also trying to get rid of Andrew Bogut, according to reports. Bogut, Biedrins and Jefferson all have expiring contracts in 2014.

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