Report: Warriors not expected to sign Dwight Howard

The Golden State Warriors are preparing for another title run. In the midst of that, they have met with several NBA veterans including Dwight Howard who worked out with the Warriors’ Draymond Green and Chris Paul earlier this week. News coming out of the workout though is that the 8-time All-Star will not be signing with the team before the season.

The Warriors are in need of a veteran center like Howard, who can help mentor some of the younger players. While also absorbing some of those minutes and playing like he always has. Friday Morning, Shams Caharania of The Athletic reported that the team would “maintain flexibility.”

Per reports, the meeting with the Warriors was only two days long. With training camp set to begin Oct. 3, the Warriors still must address size concerns that held them back at times last season. The Athletic’s Anthony Slater added to Charania’s report, stating that adding an extra wing has “become the camp priority” for Golden State.

In order to make an NBA Return it appears that Dwight Howard may have to look elsewhere than the Warriors.

Big Men that the Warriors could now target:

Meyers Leonard

The 30-year-old Center has been part of many successful teams in the past. Leonard would be a cheap option. He may not be a hall-of-fame status caliber but Leonard played well with the Milwaukee Bucks in nine games last season.

Blake Griffin

If one former All-Star doesn’t work, why not try another? Griffin is at the tail end of his career. He only averaged 4 points and 4 rebounds in limited playing time with Boston.

Willie Cauley-Stein

Could we see a reunion here? Cauley-Stein, 30, had one of his better years with the Warriors in 2019-20 before he was traded to Dallas. He was out of the league last season, but could still be serviceable.