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As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to underachieve, people continue to speculate about whether the team will be able to retain Dwight Howard when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Concerns have risen about whether Howard wants to play for Mike D’Antoni over the next few years in a system that doesn’t seem to fit him very well. Additionally, you have to wonder if he’s already sick of playing with Kobe Bryant. Will he want to commit to a coach that he probably doesn’t enjoy playing for, a super-intense alpha dog in Kobe, a point guard that looks very old, and a seemingly lost Pau Gasol?
His old coach, Stan Van Gundy, is very skeptical that the Lakers will be able to keep Dwight Howard after the season. Via CBS Sports:
I asked Stan Van Gundy if he thinks Dwight Howard will be wearing a Lakers jersey by the end of the season: “That’s going to be an interesting thing,” Van Gundy said. “I think they will keep him for the rest of the year. I think they still think they’ve got a lot to offer and can re-sign him. So, I think he’ll be there for the rest of the year, but I think it’s ’50-50′ or maybe even worse odds for the Lakers that they can retain him at the end of the year and if they realize that, you could see them make a move at the trading deadline.
If anyone might know what’s going on in Dwight Howard’s mind, it’s Stan Van Gundy, who put up with all of his nonsense in Orlando.
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Tibone confirmed that there is no further damage, and that Howard has been cleared to continue to play.
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