The Latest Is Revealed On Warriors Courting of Dwight Howard

Just when it appeared that the Man of Steel was ready to emerge out of his phone booth in Taiwan and return to the NBA, it appears that Dwight Howard has instead found his kryptonite for now, in Golden State. NBA Insider Shams Charania says that the Warriors will not be signing Howard in the near future. 

"The Warriors are not expected to sign Dwight Howard, or any other veteran center ahead of training camp, sources tell me," reported Charania on Friday. 

"Howard had a two-day visit with the Warriors this week that included meetings and workouts, but the Warriors now are expected to maintain flexibility to sign a potential big man later in camp or into the season."

But with that, Charania adds that the 8-time All-Star and 3-time Defensive Player of the Year will be pursuing a deal "with any other interested team in the next week or so."

D-12 last played in the NBA in the 2021-22 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, the same team he won a ring with in 2020. His last All-Star season was a full decade ago, but Howard is still hoping to provide some big man minutes off the bench for a team in need. 

He spent last year in Taiwan's top league, averaging 23.2 points, 16.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots in 20 games for Taoyuan L. in the T1 League.