Dwight Howard Credits John Wall for Decision to Sign with Wizards over Warriors

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2018

Washington Wizards recently acquired center Dwight Howard, center, flanked by Wizards coach Scott Brooks, left, and Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld, right, pose for a photo during a news conference in Washington, Monday, July 23, 2018. Howard, an eight-time All-Star, averaged 16.6 points per game and 12.5 rebounds last season with the Charlotte Hornets. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Dwight Howard said John Wall's recruitment was instrumental in bringing him to the Washington Wizards—despite drawing some interest from the Golden State Warriors

"Golden State called, and I thought about them. But once John sent me that message, I was like, man. I couldn't tell him at first, but I was like, 'Man, I'm going to be a Wizard.' That was my mindset," Howard said, per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.

Howard, 32, signed a two-year contract with Washington earlier this month after reaching a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards are Howard's fourth team in as many seasons.       


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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