Mike Dunleavy Jr. explains why Warriors didn’t sign Dwight Howard after free agent workout

Before training camp gets underway in October, the Golden State Warriors’ facility has been active with free-agent workouts. Along with multiple other veterans, eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard reportedly made a trip to the Bay Area for a workout.

Despite reportedly working out with Chris Paul and Draymond Green, Howard left San Francisco without a contract. In a press conference with members of the media on Monday, new Golden State general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. explained why the Warriors didn’t ink Howard to a contract after his workout in the Bay Area.

Via @NBCSWarriors on Twitter:

I’d just say in general, we brought maybe 40 or 50 guys in this summer to get a further look at, knowing agents and people around the league knowing we’ve got two roster spots open, so there is a desire to come in, meet with us and play with our guys. And we’ve looked at a lot of different players. Some of them we’re bring into camp. But, The player you mentioned [Howard] is just one of many that we brought in and evaluated, and you know, I think right now you’ll know more about who we’re inviting to camp in a couple of days. But overall, we feel good about what we’ve done this summer and we’ll keep our options open in terms of who we need to add.

With the 37-year-old big man leaving Golden State without a deal, the Warriors will feature Kevon Looney, Draymond Green, Dario Saric, Usman Garuba, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jonathan Kuminga in the frontcourt for the upcoming season.

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