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NBA veteran Dwight Howard signs to play season in Taiwan

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 10: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates their victory over the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on April 10, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

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Dwight Howard couldn’t find an NBA team offering him a contract this season, so he is headed overseas.

To Taiwan.

Howard is a future Hall of Famer, but at age 36 has a limited role in the modern NBA. He averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds a game for the Lakers last season. While maybe an NBA team would have turned to him mid-season as a replacement, that was far from a sure thing, so Howard took the deal that got him back on the court – and in a league where he should dominate.