Dwight Howard will reportedly be signing with the Los Angeles Lakers for the upcoming 2019-2020 NBA season.
The terms of his contracts are not currently known, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shares via Twitter, “Dwight Howard’s deal with the Lakers will be non-guaranteed, league source tells ESPN. Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they’ll give him a chance to show he’s made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players were involved in process. Lakers are entering a Howard partnership with caution. For years, he’s talked about making changes in how he interacts with coaches and teammates. He’s still saying those things now, but the ability to cut him without cost keeps leverage with organization.”
The Athletic’s Shams Charania also reported the surprising signing news adding, “Dwight Howard is finalizing contract buyout with Memphis and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as free agent…Dwight Howard’s agent, Charles Briscoe of Briscoe Sports Group, has completed buyout with Grizzlies officials, and Howard will sign with the Lakers once he clears waivers.”