The Warrior's need for size in their roster has led them to different players to possibly join their team. One past superstar is now getting a look-see.
The Athletic's Shams Charania & others are reporting that 8-time All-Star Dwight Howard will meet with the Warriors next week in the hopes of possibly joining the team. Some in the media have talked about the Warriors signing the 37-year-old for the last few months but it's now finally being seriously looked at by Golden State.
Howard last played for the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan and desperately wants another shot at playing in the NBA. His numbers were good though as he scored 23 points a game, and 16.2 rebounds a game. His stamina was good as well as he played 35 minutes a game in the 20 games that he played. With a fully healthy Kevin Looney, Howard would be a quality backup to get rebounds and play defense. Howard won a title with the Lakers in 2019-20 and played for them in the 2020-21 season. He has been trying to get back in the NBA since then.
Howard has said in the past that he would like to come to Golden State, especially to be a mentor for their young bigs. Until they make a decision the Warriors have signed the Houston Rockets 2021 first-round pick Usman Garuba who played for Spain in the FIBA World Cup. In the tournament, he averaged 8.2 points and 4 rebounds per game. He signed a two-way contract. The 6' 8” plays power forward and center.