The Los Angeles Lakers are thinking about signing Dwight Howard. The center is a free agent and could join the Lakers for the third time in their career.
According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times Howard should be ready to play for the Lakers again. The center had been disappointed in the previous year after the 2020 champion did not renew with the center after the championship.
“I really thought I was going back, but they didn’t make me an offer,” Howard told after the 2020 offseason ESPN. The 35-year-old instead signed a minimal contract with the Philadelphia 76ers to back up Joel Embiid.
There Howard came in 69 games for use, in which he hung up 7.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks on average. After the trade, the Lakers have just five players under contract for Russell Westbrook, two of whom are Big Men with Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol.
Rather, the shoe presses on the wing, but here too the Lakers have options. According to Turner, shooter Wayne Ellington (Detroit Pistons) is interested in an engagement with the Lakers, and Carmelo Anthony (Portland Trail Blazers) could also imagine moving to Los Angeles. Turner also named Trevor Ariza and Andre Iguodala (both Miami Heat) as other wing candidates.