With the increasing rumors of the Los Angeles Lakers reuniting with Dwight Howard, everybody wants to give their opinion on the matter. While some see with good eyes the second arrival of Howard to the Staples Center, others have stated this is not a good move for the Purple and Gold.
After losing DeMarcus Cousins to an ACL tear and JaVale McGee remaining as the only center on the roster at the moment, the Lakers have started the search for a new big man, with Howard getting all the attention in recent days.
But, to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Californian team would be making a huge mistake by landing D-12, claiming that the 16-time NBA champions should stay away from Howard and Joakim Noah, and instead pursue a young big man.
“I think the Lakers would be insane to bring in Dwight Howard,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s The Jump. “Let’s just put aside the fact that he’s repeatedly had issues within the locker room and with his last few teams…the Lakers need a live body. They can’t have a Dwight Howard whose constantly on the verge of injury.”
Howard comes from playing only nine games with the Washington Wizards last season, posting 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds.
He played one season with the Lakers back in 2012/13, averaging 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds in 76 regular-season games while shooting 57.8 percent from the field. Now, if the Lakers decide to re-sign him, everybody will expect Howard to have a better tenure this time, but that’s unlikely to happen in the eyes of Windhorst.