Warriors Not Signing Dwight Howard After Meeting, Workout

The Warriors met with Dwight Howard, had him work out with some of the other players, and ultimately decided to move on.Dwight Howard

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Golden State has decided to maintain flexibility on the roster ahead of camp. So that means they aren’t likely to sign anybody between now and when camp starts on Oct. 3. At least, not a big man. And clearly not Howard.

That said, Howard is expected to meet with several other teams within the next few weeks in hopes of an NBA return.

Howard, 37, last played in the NBA during the 2021-22 season with the Lakers, appearing in 60 games and averaging career-lows of 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, shooting 61 percent from the field. He spent last season playing professionally in Taiwan. 

Golden State has been on the lookout for veteran depth in the frontcourt, working out the likes of Derrick Favors and Dewayne Dedmon, among others, as we relayed here.

Howard was at his best with the Magic from 2004-12, leading Orlando to a Finals berth in 2009. He has also spent time with the Rockets, 76ers, Hawks, Hornets, Wizards and served three separate stints with the Lakers. An eight-time All-Star, he last played in the game in 2014.

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