Howard to continue basketball career in Taiwan

Howard to continue basketball career in Taiwan

Dwight Howard will be his next basketball home overseas.

The eight-time All Star big man announced Monday night that Howard has signed to play for the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan.

“I’m so excited and can’t wait for Taiwan to start playing,” Howard stated in a social-media post by the team ..

” I’m coming with big hugs, big smiles, and open arms. “

Howard, who turns 37 next month, was a free agent after spending last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game. The first overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, Howard spent 18 seasons in the league, a tenure that included stints with the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. He has career averages of 15.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.

The Leopards are part of Taiwan’s T1 League.

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