After all of the hype, Golden State determined in opposition to signing massive man Dwight Howard earlier than the beginning of coaching camp subsequent week.
Dwight educated with Warriors veterans Chris Paul and Draymond Inexperienced final week and reportedly met with Steve Kerr.
A telling piece of knowledge was revealed by ESPN’s Kendra Andrews, who stated that the Warriors have been on the lookout for somebody who ‘gained’t be a distraction’.
“A supply informed ESPN that one vital piece of standards for anybody trying to make the roster is somebody who will assist them construct off their already established connectivity — somebody who gained’t be a distraction and somebody joyful to be the ultimate member of the workforce,” Andrews wrote.
Howard is unquestionably somebody that may be distracting, so possibly his bigger than life character wasn’t one thing the Warriors have been prepared to deal with.
New Warriors basic supervisor Mike Dunleavy Jr. was requested about Howard and easily defined that the workforce is holding their choices open.
“I might simply say on the whole, we introduced possibly 40 or 50 guys on this summer time to get an additional take a look at, understanding brokers and folks across the league understanding we’ve acquired two roster spots open,” Dunleavy Jr. informed media on Monday. “… The participant you talked about [Howard] is only one of many who we introduced in and evaluated, and you realize, I believe proper now you’ll know extra about who we’re inviting to camp in a few days.
“However general, we be ok with what we’ve finished this summer time and we’ll hold our choices open by way of who we have to add.”
The Warriors determined to herald 21-year-old middle Usman Garuba on a two-way contract.
In addition they signed Croatian participant Dario Saric in July and Dunleavy believes including these two has addressed the areas the workforce wanted enchancment on.
As for any future signings to replenish roster spots, Golden State don’t have a selected standards in thoughts.
“I don’t assume we’ve our sights set on anybody factor proper now by way of a guard, an enormous, a wing, a younger participant, an previous participant,” Dunleavy stated. “We’re type of open, and I believe that’s an amazing place to be in the place we’ve flexibility and might type of consider to see what’s one of the best for our workforce.”