The biggest bargaining chip a team can have in the pursuit of a coveted free agent is that players' bird rights. According to Ken Berger, the Atlanta Hawks are likely to make a serious run at a trade for Lakers' center Dwight Howard.

Ok first and most importantly the Lakers say they are not listening to trade offers for Howard. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has already reportedly told Howard that he would not be traded. However, according to Berger that might not stop the Hawks from making one last push.