Dwight Howard, 37, wants to return to the National Basketball Association (NBA).
“I’m not retired from the NBA yet,” Howard told Sacramento-based reporter Mark Haines on Monday (June 6).
“I want to help the Sacramento Kings contend for a championship,” he said, adding, “I think they have their roster set.”스포츠토토
Asked if he was surprised by Sacramento’s success last season, Howard said, “No, I wasn’t. I like Mike Brown and I think he’s an amazing coach, so what he accomplished this year was very impressive,” Howard said, adding that he would love to play for Brown.
After an illustrious 18-year NBA career, Howard spent last season with the Taoyuan Leopards of Taiwan, where he averaged 34.9 minutes per game and 23.2 points and 16.2 rebounds for the Leopards, who finished last in the T1 League with a 6-24 record.
Howard, who turns 38 in December, was one of the best centers in the NBA during his prime. Sacramento is also looking for a backup center to Domantas Sabonis. Currently, Rion Holmes is completely out of options in Sacramento and Alex Len is out of contract.
So, while Howard’s return to the NBA sounds like an intriguing storyline, Sacramento hasn’t made any indication yet that they’re interested in keeping him.
Meanwhile, Sacramento ended a 17-year playoff drought last season when they earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference under new head coach Mike Brown. They also battled the defending champion Golden State Warriors in a first-round playoff series that went all the way to Game 7.