It’s been fifteen years since Dwight Howard first joined the NBA. Since then, he has had the privilege of playing with some of the best players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, including Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and, most recently, James Harden. Before the start of the upcoming season, he might get the chance to also team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis as the Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in him recently.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania recently reported that Howard likes the idea of helping James and Davis lead the Lakers to a championship next season and is willing to do whatever it takes to help them achieve that goal:
“By all accounts, Dwight Howard is motivated right now and he wants to be a part of a potential Lakers team and I’m told he’s excited about the prospect of joining LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and really doing whatever is asked of him: rebounding, blocking shots, defending—whatever it takes for him to be a part of a championship contender and essentially capping off his career with a title and redeeming himself from that one season he spent in L.A.”
Howard’s skills as a center could be beneficial for the Lakers now that they have lost DeMarcus Cousins. However, the veteran has had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that he’s not an All-Star caliber player anymore. Because of this, he has been unable to find a team that would be the best fit for him.
At the moment, Howard is the most talented center on the market. The Lakers will also need to look into the other players who are a bit more self-aware if they want to avoid having the same problems they had with Howard years back. The last time Howard was a part of the Los Angeles roster, it didn’t exactly end with sunshine and rainbows.