The Golden State Warriors are reportedly looking at adding to their frontcourt depth by signing an eight-time All-Star and former NBA MVP candidate.
This has been an interesting summer for the Golden State Warriors. Due to their massive payroll, the organization had major limitations on what they could do to alter the roster in the offseason. However, it did not stop them from making notable moves in recent months.
Heading into the offseason, their top priority was to make sure team leader Draymond Green did not take his unique talents to another team when he opted out of the final year of his contract. Fortunately for Golden State, he wasn’t available long and the two sides quickly agreed to a new team-friendly long-term deal in June.
However, part of the reason why they were able to make that long-term investment was from moving the bloated contract of bench ace Jordan Poole in a trade for future Hall-of-Famer Chris Paul. Beyond that, the team has looked to make smaller, savvy moves with the limited funds they have. Such as signing Corey Joseph and veteran big Dario Saric.
Golden State Warriors to meet with Dwight Howard
- Dwight Howard stats (Career): 15.7 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 1.3 APG, 59% FG
Well, it seems they could make a similar move soon, however, it would be for a far more well-known name. On Friday, The Athletic’s NBA insider Shams Charania revealed “Dwight Howard will meet with the Golden State Warriors next week. …The team has been exploring signing a reserve veteran big man, and now the 2020 Lakers championship center will visit with Warriors officials soon.”
Howard is a future Hall-of-Famer and for a 10-year period was seen as the best big man in the league. However, over the last decade, the wear and tear of being a center in the NBA and age has led to a consistent decline in his production.
Over the last six seasons, he has served as a reserve for playoff teams like the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He would do so again if he is signed by the Golden State Warriors after playing in China instead of the NBA last season.