Someone very familiar could be coming back to Los Angeles to play for the purple and gold.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni, the Lakers are very interested in Howard after DeMarcus Cousins’ injury earlier this week.
A name I’m hearing the Lakers are seriously interested in after the Boogie Cousins injury: Dwight Howard. The Grizzlies haven’t bought him out yet, but he’s not expected to play in Memphis this season. Javale McGee is the only other center on LA’s roster.
Last summer, the Washington Wizards ultimately ended up signing Howard after he was traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Brooklyn Nets and was eventually being bought out.
When on the floor for the Wizards, Howard was effective this past season season. He averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game which might be exactly what the Lakers need on the floor this season paired with Anthony Davis.
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