By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Dwight Howard has signed a deal with a Taiwanese professional team, the Taoyuan Leopards, he announced Monday. Howard, who has played 18 NBA seasons and made eight All-Star teams, played last season for the Los Angeles Lakers. However, after a disappointing year in his third stint in purple and gold, he could not find a new home in the NBA for this season. So, as he revealed on social media, he’s headed to Taiwan.
Howard will not be the only NBA alum on his new team. Deyonta Davis, who went No. 31 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, five picks before Malcolm Brogdon, and played in Atlanta and Memphis, will be his front-court partner. Troy Williams, who spent time with the Grizzlies, Knicks, Rockets, and Kings, is also on the roster.
The Leopards are in just their second year in existence, as is the T1 Taiwanese league as a whole, and after an 8-22 season in their debut, they are now hoping to take a big step forward with a former NBA star.
Dwight Howard announces he’s headed overseas to play in Taiwan for the Taoyuan Leopards. pic.twitter.com/DpikvhnXYm
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 8, 2022