Warriors fans are buzzing with excitement as their team plans to meet with Dwight Howard this week. Here are the latest updates and rumors surrounding the situation.
Last week, NBA insider Shams Charania was the first to break the news on Twitter, stating that the Warriors are looking to sign a veteran big man and have scheduled a meeting with the 2020 Lakers championship center.
However, caution is advised, as NBA insider Kendra Andrews has urged fans not to jump to conclusions just yet. She mentioned on NBA Today that the Warriors are treating this meeting as a routine workout and are simply evaluating Howard as one of many players they have brought in recently.
Over the past couple of months, the Warriors have also worked out Kent Bazemore, a former team member, and Juan Tuscano-Anderson, a player from their 2022 championship-winning team. The intention behind bringing in Howard is to assess his suitability as a veteran big man. It is important to understand that this visit does not automatically mean he will join the team. The Warriors are going through a process to fill the remaining roster spots.
Interestingly, Howard himself expressed doubt about being a good fit for the Warriors not long ago. On My Expert Opinion, he stated that he didn’t believe the team wanted his style of play. Despite his abilities, Howard suggested that the Warriors would prefer to acquire a young player without a prominent reputation to minimize risk.
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