Dwight Howard has yet to be signed by an NBA team this season, and the future Hall of Famer is getting a bit antsy.
Looking at the league right now, Howard sees multiple landing spots that would make sense.
Despite how things ended between him and the Los Angeles Lakers, the 36-year-old believes he could be an asset a variety of clubs.
This week, during an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast, Howard identified one specific squad he would be a great fit for.
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“The [Boston Celtics have] a lot of young talent,” Howard said.
“I feel like I could’ve been a Bill Russell in this era with that team. I’m all about defense and I understand it on a different level.”
Of course, it’s also worth remembering that Howard recently made a very similar case to another NBA team.
Clearly the man desperately wants a job.
When it came to signing with the Golden State Warriors, Howard offered a slightly modified pitch.
“I’m Dwight Howard,” he said.
“[James] Wiseman can learn so much from me because he’s headed in that direction of being a great big man.”
Howard didn’t stop there, though.
“Steph [Curry], the way he get open with me setting screens, he’s gonna get more wide open,” he continued.
“Klay [Thompson] the same way. Draymond [Green] in the pick-and-roll me and him. Me being able to teach Wiseman defense, how to block shots…”
It will be interesting to see if anyone ultimately takes a chance on Howard. If not, he likely has a great media career in front of him
Howard has a propensity for keeping it real on certain issues. As evidenced by his very honest confession on his Chris Paul beef and his breakdown of the difference between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, he can offer a unique perspective.
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That will serve him well when he does eventually make the jump to sports media full-time.
When will that actually happen, though? When will he call it for good on his career?
Time will tell.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.