Even if Dwight Howard doesn’t wear an NBA uniform again, he should hold his head high after a successful career
“Do you know I was in Watts this weekend for a celebrity basketball game, and Dwight Howard was there and played in it?” Russillo stated.
Fourth Stint with The Lake Show?
His second arrival in L.A. came in 2019, finally relenting to the idea that his time as a full-time starter had ended. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year embraced a reserve role, eventually rewarding him with his first-ever ring. Even though he wanted to run it back with the Purple and Gold, the organization seemingly had a different idea.
With no NBA franchise offering him a roster spot in the following offseason, Dwight opted to travel way east and become an import in Taiwan’s T1 League. While the 37-year-old got to put up monster numbers playing for the Taoyuan Leopards, those proved to be empty stats because the Leopards didn’t reach the postseason. And with Howard’s contract dispute with the organization, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the big man’s tour of duty in Taiwan conclude after just one year.
Lakers Roster is Full?
The Lakers don’t appear inclined to bring him back. They brought 23-year-old Jaxson Hayes in earlier in the offseason, although it wouldn’t hurt for the franchise to get insurance at the big man spot, especially since it needs more bodies to throw at Nikola Jokic in the playoffs.