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Dwight Howard doubted Warriors fit before workout offer

Dwight Howard is heading to the Bay Area for a workout with the Golden State Warriors. The franchise is short on size at the center position, and Howard could be the ideal addition to help shore up their big-man rotation. The Warriors currently have two open roster spots and will likely look to utilize veteran minimum deals to round out the back end of their roster.

However, during an August 2 appearance on the “My Expert Opinion Show,” Howard honestly assessed why he isn’t expecting to join the Warriors this summer. Of course, the veteran big man’s comments came before he was invited for a workout with the team, and he didn’t suggest he wouldn’t be interested.

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Instead, Howard was honest about his status and the baggage that comes with acquiring him.

“I don’t think they want my style,” Howard said. “Not that I can’t play or do what is needed. But why would they go get a Dwight Howard when they can go get a young player that maybe has no name, that’s not a risk.

No off the court issues and no drama that comes with Dwight Howard. Why wouldn’t they just get somebody where there’s no pressure…They’ve got five championships, or four, or three, whatever it is. I’m just looking at both sides of it, I know who I am, I know my talent. From their business side of it, why would they do that on their end?”

Howard played overseas in Taiwan last season and was last seen in the NBA during the 2021-22 season when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

You can watch Howard’s full interview in the embedded clip above.

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