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Dwight Howards met with the Golden State Warriors and had a couple of workouts but the club decided to not sign him according to Shams Charania.
Howard, a former eight-time All-Star center, has been looking to return to the NBA after spending the 2022-23 season in Taiwan with the TaiwanBeer Leopards. The Warriors could have provided a landing spot for the 37-year-old decorated big man, however, they’ll continue without him.
Charania reports that the Warriors wanted to “maintain flexibility” especially when it comes to signing a big guy either during training camp or after the start of the regular season. Golden State has been looking to bolster its frontcourt, especially with a veteran player.
While Howard seemed like a good fit, he’ll now look for another team to possibly make his NBA comeback.
In an interview that was published in July, Howard expressed how eager he is to not only return to the NBA but show teams that he can “still dominate” despite being well past his prime.
Over 18 seasons in the NBA, Howard was also a member of the First Team five times while being named Defensive Player of the Year from 2009 to 2011. In 2020, he won a championship title with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Golden State Warriors' decision on signing a vet center such as Dwight Howard: pic.twitter.com/a04oOXdhfF
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 22, 2023