NBA Rumors: Top 3 Dwight Howard Potential Destinations

The NBA's one-time Superman has found his kryptonite. It's called aging. But despite being 36, Dwight Howard is still in phenomenal shape, and is still out there on the free agent market. 

At 6'10, 265 lbs, Howard can still add some strength and muscle for a team looking for a few backup center minutes. Last year with the Los Angeles Lakers, he averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 16 minutes per game over 60 contests. 

After being an 8-time All-Star in his earlier life, he's reinvented himself as a decent role player. Even played a hand in the Lakers' bubble championship in 2020.

Many feel he'll find a home by the time camps roll around in just over a week, so let's look at some prime destinations for the Steel Man. 

Brooklyn Nets 

The Nets have a lot of things, but one thing they don't really have is a lot of size.  Nic Claxton is a young center with upside, but he doesn't have anywhere near the beef that Howard does to bang bodies with the big boys of the East.

There was rumored to be some interest earlier this summer.

Howard also has championship experience, and could be a nice backup for the young Claxton.

And besides, who wouldn't love to see Dwight Howard's personality in a locker room that already has Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons? 

Boston Celtics 

Robert Williams is the Celtics' center of the future (and the present), and he's a rim protector extraordinaire. But, as noted by Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, he has also been injury-prone. And now, with Daniel Theis gone once again, the Celtics are left with no real physical presence to bang some bodies and match up against the likes of Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bam Adebayo in tough tussles under the basket.

D-Howard can bring that, in limited minutes at least. 

Miami Heat 

Instead of Bam Adebayo having to deal with Dwight Howard on a rival East team, perhaps the Heat scoop him up and team him with Bam for a formidable big man duo. Howard could give Adebayo a break for 15 minutes a game, to do some of his banging for him. 

And we shouldn't forget about the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom Dwight has played two of the last three seasons. Is there a chance they could still bring him back?

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