Howard meets with Golden State.
On the 16th (KST), local media outlet ‘The Athletic’ reported, 카지노사이트 “The Golden State Warriors and Dwight Howard are meeting. He is scheduled to try out for the team next Wednesday and Thursday, and will meet with head coach Steve Kerr and general manager Mike Dunleavy.”
Howard is no stranger to the NBA. After being selected by the Orlando Magic with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, Howard established himself as one of the NBA‘s most recognizable stars. During his time in Orlando, he led the team to the Finals with his stifling defense and had four seasons where he averaged over 20 points per game, excelling on both offense and defense.
But once he left his hometown team, Howard’s downward spiral began. With the Lakers, who he joined via trade, he was considered one of the Big Four and a championship favorite, but ended the season on a disappointing note. As a free agent, Howard joined the Houston Rockets, where he was expected to form a great synergy with Houston’s star, James Harden, but again, he failed to live up to expectations. After bouncing around to the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards, Howard returned to the Lakers for the 2019-2020 season and helped them win a championship as a backup center and veteran presence.
Howard is no longer a superstar. He’s now expected to play 10-15 minutes off the bench and make short, sharp plays. Howard’s role is likely to be more important off the court than on. The question is whether Howard can fulfill that role.
If Howard does join Golden State, it will be interesting to see how he fits in with Chris Paul. Both players were superstars who dominated the NBA, but their skills have diminished significantly. It would be interesting to see the pairing of Steph Curry and Howard, even if it’s late in the game.
Howard’s decision to join Golden State is entirely up to Kerr. It will be interesting to see what Kerr decides to do with Howard.