The Golden State Warriors have one of the most talented rosters in the NBA, but critics say their championship window is in the process of closing. The Warriors' are in need of a big man to snag rebounds for a team loaded with top notch shooters, and former Los Angeles Lakers champion Dwight Howard could be their man.
The Warriors open training camp on October 2 in the Bay Area. According to reporter Jason Dumas on X, the team's veterans have signed off on the idea of bringing Howard home to the NBA from Taiwan, where he played last season.
The rumor has been viewed nearly 40,000 times after being posted in the wake of Howard's two-day interview process with GM Mike Dunleavy and Coach Steve Kerr's team.
“Source: Dwight Howard has wrapped up his two-day interview process with the Warriors. A decision could come as soon as today. The vets have signed off on the idea of bringing Dwight into the fold. He will now head to LA to workout with Draymond & CP3 on Thursday,” Dumas reported.
The Warriors' regular season begins against Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns on October 24 at 10 p.m. ET. If Howard is able to play, he could log major minutes for a team lacking in true centers following the trade of James Wiseman to Detroit last season.
“That's all I need now, sign him. If we don't sign him Steve is allergic to bigs,” one fan said on NBA Twitter.
Dwight Howard last played for the Taoyuan Leopards of Taiwan's T1 League. He suited up for the Lakers in 2021-22, averaging 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. He is 37 years old.