Report: Dwight Howard to Meet With the Celtics and Hawks

by June 29, 2016

The Boston Celtics are reportedly set to have a chat with free agent center Dwight Howard.

The Atlanta Hawks are also said to be lining up a meeting with the big fella.

The 30-year-old declined a $23.2 million player option for next season, and could hear pitches from as many as five teams this summer.


The Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics are the first known teams to secure face-to-face recruiting meetings with free-agent big man Dwight Howard, according to league sources.


The Miami Heat, sources said, have not yet booked a meeting with Howard in free agency, but could emerge as a more serious Howard suitor after registering preliminary interest in him.


… The recent arrival of new head coach Mike D’Antoni, under whom Howard never clicked when both were with the Los Angeles Lakers, encouraged interested teams to pursue Howard this summer.