The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Championship four times in the previous nine seasons, but they are coming off a season in which they fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs and displayed serious flaws.
According to a recent report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors acquired Chris Paul in a trade with the Washington Wizards, but the team still lacks size on the roster.
They ought to look at eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, in my opinion.
When he played with the Orlando Magic, Howard was once one of the NBA’s top players.
He is a true center who has played 1,242 regular season games and has a career average of 15.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.8 blocks while shooting 58.7% from the field.
He participated in his final All-Star Game in 2014, when he was 37 years old and much past his prime.
Having said that, Howard has demonstrated his capacity to play a key part on a top squad.
He assisted the Los Angeles Lakers in their victory against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in 2020, and in 2021, he came off the bench to average 8.4 rebounds per game for the Philadelphia 76ers.
No Warriors player is now taller than 6’9″, and the team’s 2022–23 team had the 25th-highest blocks per game average (4.0) in the NBA.
They might benefit greatly from having Howard available off the bench, particularly in a Playoff series.
The former first-overall pick, who played this past season in Taiwan, is now a free agent.