LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Welcome back, Dwight?
After missing most of the 2018-19 season with injuries, Dwight Howard is headed back to the LA Lakers, according to reports.
Howard last played with the Lakers six seasons ago, helping them into the postseason before a devastating Achilles injury to Kobe Bryant dashed their playoff hopes.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Howard’s deal with the Lakers is non-guaranteed, meaning the team will have the leverage to release the eight-time All-Star at zero cost if things don’t work out.
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.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 23, 2019
The move reportedly comes after several meetings between Howard and team officials along with several other Lakers players.
Howard has been waived by the Memphis Grizzlies and will reportedly sign with the Lakers once he clears waivers.