The deal is officially done and Dwight Howard will join the Lakers once again after a six year run with other teams the center decided to finally return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
DeMarcus Cousins injured his knee during practice in Vegas and it prompted the Lakers to need to fill his role, Dwight Howard so happened to be available for the role and is expected to do well.
Howard last played with the Lakers when Kobe Bryant was the teams leader but it wasn’t a good fit and now he’ll get another chance with LeBron James.
Sources: Dwight Howard has cleared waivers and is signing his new Los Angeles Lakers contract now. Howard plans to wear No. 39 as a Laker next season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 26, 2019
The contract that Dwight Howard will sign in LAL is called a “summer contract” because it has $0 salary protection (comparable to Anthony Bennett in Houston). Howard will earn $14,490 for every day he is on the roster. The per day clock will start on Oct. 21.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) August 26, 2019
The Lakers are excited to sign Howard and will most likely start him at the center position.