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What colors will Dwight Howard be sporting next season?
The saga continues with Dwight Howard. The latest reports around the NBA are that Dwight is not very high on returning to Los Angeles again next season. After the whole Dwight trade saga that we saw and followed while he was in Orlando, he wound up next to Kobe Bryant and one of the most historic NBA franchises. What else could he want? Well, as we have come to know with Howard, it is pretty hard to please him, and now after an up and down season for the Lakers, Dwight doesn’t want to come back. So with the latest news, what teams could be good fits for this Hollywood diva?
This is a choice that makes a lot of sense for Dwight. The Rockets are an up and coming team with a lot of young talent. James Harden has emerged as a star in the NBA and would be a nice sidekick for the big man. Houston is a city that has had some great centers pass through including Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. Their fan base is passionate, but their expectations are reasonable and would not lambast Howard if he struggles. The Rockets run a very fast paced offense that could see Dwight getting plenty of touches. Houston secured the 8th seed in the Western Conference last year, and with the addition of Howard, they could make a run at a mid-level seed next year.
The Mavericks are an interesting choice for Howard. Their owner Mark Cuban is known for being a hands on owner who has can compete with anyone in terms of paying for high priced players. Dallas is a veteran team that has their star player in Dirk Nowitzki coming to the end of his run as an elite player. If Dwight comes in, it’s going to be his team from day 1. They would begin to build around Howard and Cuban’s Mavs would automatically become a much more favorable destination for other big time free agents. The Dallas Mavericks are going to enter full rebuilding mode in the very near future, and if they were able to reel in Howard, it would be a great jump start that the team needs.
Los Angeles Lakers
Lastly, you can’t leave out the team he played for last year. Even though the reports say that it is very unlikely he returns, we have seen Dwight flip flop on his decisions multiple times. It would not surprise anyone if tomorrow he came out and said he was very interested in playing for the Lakers next year. Don’t be surprised if he does want to come back, the Lakers go and get a new coach that he would prefer playing under. The Lakers are a legendary team, and the spotlight doesn’t get much brighter. If Howard wants to build a historic legacy, he will stay and wait until the Lakers are able to build around him with some younger assets and take this team back to the top.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are stepping up their efforts to urge center Dwight Howard to stay with the team. Apparently they hope that painting the Beverly Hills Hotel facade with a replica of Howard's Lakers jersey will help convince him that staying with the team is the right move for him.
#STAYD12 pic.twitter.com/azI12oh2AY— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 29, 2013
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...
It seems like the Dwight Howard Sweepstakes have swung in favor of the Dallas Mavericks over the past few days. An article by ESPN’s Chris Broussard came out on Thursday claiming that sources close to the situation have said that Dwight does not want to resign with the Lakers, and is naming Houston, Dallas and [...]The post How the Mavericks Could Land Dwight Howard appeared first...
Lakers putting their future in Dwight Howard’s hands.
Just read that sentence a couple of times. Be afraid Lakers fan, be very afraid.
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...
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 [...]
According to ESPN, Dwight Howard will make his free agency decision by July 10. It was recently reported that the All-Star center is unlikely to resign with the Lakers and that Houston and Dallas are atop his list of destinations.
…A source close to the All-Star center told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Howard expects to be ready to choose his team as soon as the NBA’s moratorium on...
The Lakers are getting especially desperate in their effort to convince Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles instead of signing with another team as a free agent. On Wednesday, the team began tweeting about the billboard campaign they launched around the city to show Howard how much he is wanted. They even started a [...]
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. If the Lakers don't manage to lure Dwight Howard back to Los Angeles in the coming weeks, the team has a clear-cut Plan B, which in fact isn't all that different than its Plan A.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke at length after Thursday's NBA Draft about his team's goals in free agency, and after months of complicated discussions of...
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.
DALLAS -- Let the recruiting begin.
"I reached out to (Dwight Howard)," Dirk Nowitzki said Thursday from just outside the Dallas Mavericks draft room. "I told him that we'd love to have him... And if I need to jump on a plane, I'm free. I'm available."
And thus marks an official beginning to the Dwight-to-Dallas saga...
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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,...
Dirk Nowitzki says he’s made the phone call to Dwight Howard to give his pitch and let the All-Star center know he’d love for him to join the Dallas Mavericks in free agency.
According to the Star-Telegram:
“I reached out to him and told him we’d love to have him,” Nowitzki said. “It’s not like we call each other every day.
“I didn’t write him a letter. We just...