Dwight Howard will sign a nonguaranteed deal after he clears waivers with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers are in desperate need of another center after Demarcus Cousins tore his ACL in a scrimmage practice.
This will be Dwight Howard’s second stint with the Lakers and hopefully for Dwight, not his last. This is Howard’s last chance to prove that he belongs in the NBA and play for a winning team.
The Lakers are taking a risk by signing Howard because of his personal locker room issues and commitment to winning. A nonguaranteed deal is perfect for the Lakers because they can waive Howard if it doesn’t work out sooner than later. Howard has gone from team to team since his stint with the Houston Rockets. Howard has a chance to humble himself and play for a championship. Howard’s career in Orlando is Hall of Fame worthy and a championship this year will only help his chances.
Dwight Howard is no longer a superstar but can still be a good player on a good team. In the 2017-2018 season, Howard had a good season with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 16.6 PPG, 12.7 RPG, and 1.6 BPG.
On this Laker team, Dwight can come off the bench and play 20 minutes a night and averaged 10 PPG with 10 RPG. Howard met with Jason Kidd to discuss his maturity and his play at this stage in his career. Kidd clearly saw something that Howard can bring to the Lakers and help this team win a championship.
Dwight Howard has moved on and matured after the situation in 2013 with the Lakers. He will have an opportunity to win a championship and solidify a Hall of Fame career.
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