Dwight Howard signs short-term deal overseas

Dwight Howard had a workout with the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. However, he could not secure himself a spot on the team’s roster despite their clear need for size in the middle of the court. Since that workout, Howard has remained a free agent and has been waiting for his chance to get back into the NBA.

With little interest being paid toward the future Hall of Famer, Howard has decided to put himself back in a position to impress. He has signed a short-term deal to play for Strong Group, a team based out of the Philippines. He will participate in the two-week Dubai International Championship.

Howard will be hoping that his performances in that tournament can prove to teams around the NBA that he can still cut it at the NBA level. Golden State still has an open roster spot and could also use some additional size to help protect the rim and anchor their defense.

If the veteran big man impresses during the tournament, and the Warriors’ current inconsistencies continue, perhaps the front office will take another look at Howard as a potential low-risk, high-reward pick-up.

Story originally appeared on Warriors Wire