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Dwight Howard was plagued by a back injury this past season, and now the Los Angeles Lakers center is progressing with the issue and has worked to put it past him, according to Mitch Kupchak.
"Dwight is in a category of the great," Kupchak said. "He's over his back injury and there's no reason he can't play seven or eight more years at that position, and there's no doubt in my mind (that) if he does, he's in the Hall of Fame, and those players are just hard to come by."
Kupchak has continually said Howard is the Lakers' future and reiterated that message.
"He's our future," Kupchak said.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate and they aren’t being coy about it.
The team unveiled a massive banner on the side of Staples Center on Wednesday asking center Dwight Howard to stay put in LA. The seven-time NBA All-Star is arguably the most coveted free-agent this summer after one frustrating season with the Purple and Gold. But despite Howard’s difficult 2012-2013 campaign...
Dwight Howard is unlikely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and is willing to accept a smaller contract elsewhere, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports.
Under NBA rules, the Lakers can offer Howard a five-year, $118 million contract, while other organizations are limited to a four-year, $88 million offer.
According to the ESPN report, Howard is unhappy with Lakers coach Mike...
The Lakers want Dwight Howard to stay -- and so does the Staples Center.
On the day Doc Rivers was introduced as coach of the crosstown-rival Clippers, a large banner appeared on the outside of the Staples Center with a message of support for Howard.
@STAPLESCenter doing our part to show our love for @DwightHoward StayD12 pic.twitter.com0ZrttKHkhG Lee Zeidman (@LeeZeidman) June...
Lakers putting their future in Dwight Howard’s hands.
Just read that sentence a couple of times. Be afraid Lakers fan, be very afraid.
Dwight Howard is ready to explore his options as the official start of free agency creeps nearer, but many feel he will ultimately be back with the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Money matters to most people, and the Lakers can offer Howard $30 million more than any other team. However, LA’s chances appear to [...]
So, the Los Angeles Lakers, in an attention-seeking gambit that bears just the slightest whiff of desperation, have begun erecting billboards throughout Los Angeles that feature soon-to-be free agent center Dwight Howard along with the message “STAY” and the hashtag, “#STAYD12.” The Lakers uploaded photos of the billboards to the team’s official Twitter account Wednesday...
It’s no secret that the Lakers are pretty desperate to re-sign Dwight Howard. Los Angeles even unveilved a giant banner on the side of Staples Center essentially begging the center to stay in Southern California.
Well, unfortunately for the Lakers, it seems that Howard may not be so keen to stay with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. In fact, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the...
The Lakers are going all out to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles this summer. With less than one week before free agents can begin talking with teams and agreeing to contracts, the Lakers have put out the full-court press.
Or at least they are putting up some sign they love their beleaguered big man.
The Lakers have put up a billboard on the side of the Staples Center...
The campaign for Dwight Howard to stay in LA has begun as a new billboard graces the outside of Staples Center with a photo of the center accompanied by the word “STAY.” Howard will become a free agent on July 1.
The Los Angeles Lakers posted the above billboard of Dwight Howard with the hashtag #StayD12 to their Instagram profile on Wednesday. Howard, who was traded to the Lakers last offseason, is a free-agent on July 1st. Seems as though LA wants D12 to return to Hollywood and not go pair with the Rockets and James Harden/Jeremy Lin. We’ll see how this year’s offseason-Howard-drama...
Over/Under on how many hours it takes for the Lakers to pull this down if Dwight signs with Houston? Thanks to Blacksportsonline for the image.
The Staples Center is most notably attached as the home arena for the Los Angeles Lakers. Aside from the Lakers, other professional teams use the arena as their home such [...]
LOS ANGELES I've had the pleasure of knowing Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak since he left the Washington Bullets after four seasons and a 1978 NBA title to signed a veteran free-agent deal with the Lakers following the 1980-81 season.
I've watched him return from one of the most devastating knee injuries ever just 26 games into his first year in Los Angeles to resume...
Steve Nash believes Dwight Howard can excel within the confines of Mike D'Antoni’s perimeter-oriented offense.
Nash sees parallels between the offense Howard ran with the Orlando Magic and D’Antoni’s spread attack with the Lakers.
“He played Mike's offense, pretty much, in Orlando. I think we can make it work. We need to surround him with some shooters, but I think...