The NBA game has changed. Traditional big men who play primarily down low are not in high demand anymore. These aging stars have lost some of their athleticism and have been having a hard time finding a team this offseason. Will they find a place to play next year?
Howard is now 36-years-old but still looks athletic on the court. He has been a serviceable backup center the past few years. A reunion with the Lakers or a backup to Nic Claxton in Brooklyn are probably his best shots at making a roster at this point.
Griffin has struggled since his first half year in Brooklyn. Now he finds himself without a team, but signing back with Brooklyn would make sense or a reunion with the Clippers has been rumored as well. Griffin’s old Clippers teammate, Deandre Jordan, signed with the Denver Nuggets.
An ideal situation for Whiteside the past couple of years was backing up one of the remaining successful starting big men who plays strictly under the basket in Rudy Gobert in Utah. Now, Gobert is in Minnesota, and Utah is rebuilding and likely doesn’t want the 33-year-old. Minnesota likely isn’t in the market for a backup center either as KAT will also play center minutes.
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