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Source: Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America Only three days remain until the official start of free agency. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has only one thing on his mind: Re-signing Dwight Howard. According to ESPN Los Angeles, Kupchak said he is “optimistic” about Howard returning to the Lakers next season. “I think I’m optimistic. I understand that there’s a possibility [Howard] won’t [re-sign], and I probably don’t have any more information than anybody in this room does. I’m aware of a lot of the stuff that’s flying back and forth, a lot of the rumors, so there’s a realistic possibility that he won’t be back. But I’m optimistic that he will.” This comes a day after a report from ESPN’s Chris Broussard that said there was “very little chance” that Howard would return to the Lakers. Howard has already been receiving backlash from fans, but Kupchak thinks that will change. “Kobe’s been back for seven or eight years now. What did people think about him?
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Tweet Dwight Howard had his ups and downs in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. After coming back early from off-season back surgery, Howard struggled to regain his signature explosiveness while also adjusting to his role in Mike D’Antoni’s offense, but Howard was still able to average over 17 points and 11 rebounds [...]
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are approaching tonight's NBA Draft and the July 1 opening of free agency as if they have a legitimate shot at big fish Dwight Howard. A national report now calls it unlikely the All-Star center will remain with the Lakers and Dallas is the front-runner destination.
The valid base of the story is two years in the making. Howard has long admired...
The Golden State Warriors will not meet with Dwight Howard in free agency, according to a source.
It had been previously reported that Howard would meet with the Warriors.
The only way the Warriors could acquire Howard is via sign-and-trade, which the Los Angeles Lakers have repeatedly said they will have no interest in.
The Lakers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are the only...
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter feed decided to continue their #StayD12 campaign as they posted an image of Howard’s #12 jersey draped on the facade of the Beverly Hills Hotel:
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 29, 2013
As you might figure, the image was photoshopped but only appears to be the first of the photoshop jobs to be...
A self-proclaimed realtor is claiming via Twitter that Dwight Howard is looking at houses in Houston today.
It was recently reported that the All-Star center is unlikely to resign with the Lakers and has the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets atop his list of destinations. This is just speculation of course, but assuming he’s not looking for a summer home, this could indicate...
The Lakers have taken a page out of the “new NBA” handbook and started an all out campaign to get Dwight Howard to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dwight wants to be woo’d and the Lakers are putting on the hard court press in social media and around LA with billboards asking Dwight Howard to stay and started a hash tag, #StayD12.
Anyone driven down Figueroa by @STAPLESCenter...
The Los Angeles Lakers are pulling out all the stops to keep free agent center Dwight Howard. The team put up a massive sign on the side of Staples Center this week asking Howard to “Stay” in L.A. They posted a picture of the sign on their Instagram account on Wednesday:
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Dwight Howard has marked July 10th as the day he will announce his decision on his future NBA team. That’s the first day a free agent can officially sign with a team. If the buzz is correct, the Houston Rockets are likely to be the lucky team. There are even rumors he’s currently in Houston looking at houses. In the last few days we’ve seen the Los Angeles Lakers uncharacteristically...
ESPN.com is reporting that Dwight Howard will meet with the Houston Rockets first when free agency commences early Monday morning.
Howard is set to meet in Los Angeles with a Houston Rockets group that includes management, James Harden, and Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon, according to sources.
The Lakers can offer a max deal of $118 million for five seasons while other teams...
In some news that every Celtics fan has been dying to hear, it appears that Dwight Howard might be moving on from the Los Angeles Lakers after all.
Of course, this is Dwight Howard we're talking about, he can always change his mind at any minute. However, a recent ESPN report has him currently thinking he won't be back in LA this year.
Chris Broussard, ESPN:
There is very...
I’ve felt like Houston is the destination from the get go for Dwight Howard and now it’s looking like that is the reality per ESPN. Howard is reportedly set to meet with the Rockets first when free agency opens on July 1st. With a group that includes Houston management, star James Harden, and team legend [...]
The Houston Rockets will have the first shot at the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
The team will send a sizable contingent to meet with the Lakers forward shortly after free agency opens at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, a “source with knowledge of the meeting” told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.
Houston’s wooing party will reportedly include general manager Daryl Morey, coach Kevin McHale...
Chris Broussard of ESPN discusses the report that there is little chance Dwight Howard re-signs with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dwight Howard could leave, Chris Paul is expected to stay, and plenty more will happen beyond Los Angeles when the NBA's free agency period opens.
Frontcourt players such as Josh Smith, David West, Andrew Bynum and Al Jefferson also can become free agents Monday at midnight EDT.
Howard heads the class after spending one largely unhappy season with the Lakers. They would like...
Amid all the speculation about Dwight Howard’s future, his Lakers point guard from last season thinks Dwight can still prosper in L.A.
Nash told the New York Daily News that he wants Howard back as a teammate, and that Howard can be great in D’Antoni’s offense.
“He played Mike’s offense, pretty much, in Orlando. I think we can make it work. We need to surround him with...