Is the veteran big man really joining the Golden State Warriors?
When there's smoke, there's fire. Probably.
Veteran big man Dwight Howard has been open about his desire to play for the Golden State Warriors in the upcoming NBA season. Recently, there have been unconfirmed reports that he already signed with the squad.
On Thursday, Howard's latest move only fueled the speculations even more. On X, formerly known as Twitter, Warriors Talk, an independent media outlet covering the Dubs, posted several photos of Howard training with Chris Paul and Draymond Green on a football field in Los Angeles. Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan, a proud native of the city, also joined them.
Dwight Howard, Draymond Green, Chris Paul, and Demar Derozan trained together today in LA 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/LOzxVntuyl— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) September 22, 2023
While it may just be a random workout with his peers, as many NBA players do in the offseason, Howard's presence alongside Paul and Green was quite the coincidence. *wears tin foil hat* *looks at the camera* Does this mean DeRozan is joining the Warriors too?
It doesn't help that Green took to X to express his unhappiness about how Howard's recent interview with the Warriors and his workout with him and CP3 got leaked to the public.
"One day, one day, everything won’t leak. One day," wrote the outspoken forward. "I have a dream."
One day, one day, everything won’t leak. One day. Good for you btw Jason. But one day, EVERYTHING won’t leak. I have a dream https://t.co/X3HJmGei0T— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 21, 2023
That practically confirmed it, right?
After averaging 437843 points and 2372947 rebounds in Taiwan, the 37-year-old Howard is raring to go back to the NBA and help a championship contender. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year could provide quality minutes off the bench for the Warriors, who are lacking in ceiling, with Kevon Looney as the only legit center.
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Howard last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-2022 season, averaging career-low numbers of 16.2 minutes, 6.2 points, and 5.9 rebounds.