ORLANDO — About two months after declaring Chicago to not be one of his potential destinations for him to continue his career, Dwight Howard has sent a cryptic message to the Bulls through Chicago Tribune reporter Vaughn McClure.
“If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen.” Howard told McClure for a piece that ran on the back page of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune. “It’s about wherever God wants me to play, wants me to go. If that’s Chicago, then it’s Chicago.”
It’s still a long shot that Howard gets traded to the Bulls. Not only would Chicago have to trade the farm to get him, there is no guarantee he’d re-sign in Chicago and the Bulls aren’t swimming in a pool of riches when it comes to a disposable income. But considering the pieces that would need to be traded the Bulls might have the cash.
Joakim Noah would be an obvious piece in the deal along with either Taj Gibson, Omer Asik or both as well as draft picks.
And according to Howard, the Bulls might be able to get a hand from Adidas in getting the deal done.
“adidas would love that because me and Derrick have the same [marketing] guy.”
Howard would obviously be be brining his brand of humor to Chicago as well.
The only thing to take out of this is either Howard wants to sincerely play in Chicago, or he’s expressing that he’d play anywhere but Orlando, even the cities he had already crossed off his list.
Other then that the only thing to take from this is, as SB NationChicago put it, Gar Forman might be potentially be God.