Dwight Howard Considering New Landing Spots

He just won't give it up. Despite being denied an NBA job for the second consecutive season, eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard is now considering taking his talents to the EuroLeague and/or Australia.

The report from BasketNews suggests that Howard sees these leagues as potential stages with which to convince NBA teams that can still play. 

“Howard aims to include an NBA exit clause in any potential agreement, stressing his goal to return to the league where he has spent 18 years of his career,” says Donatas Urbonas.

His efforts in Taiwan last year obviously didn't do the trick. He averaged 23.2 points and 16.2 rebounds in 20 games there. 

The 37-year-old center was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, and went on to average 15.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots in his 18 seasons in the league. Although he does have the eight All-Star seasons to his credit, the most recent one was 10 years ago. He last appeared in the 2021-22 season, playing 60 games for the LA Lakers off the bench, averaging 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 16 minutes per night. 

Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports