Avery Bradley won’t join the Los Angeles Lakers in July. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka talked about another problem during a conference call with media members. According to him, Dwight Howard may not suit up for the season resumption, too.
“One of his (Howard) sons, a 6-year-old son, did lose tragically his mother several weeks ago,” Pelinka said. “We have been working very closely, and I’ve been in contact with Dwight often and his agent. We’re going to continue to work through those extenuating circumstances with Dwight, support him, support his 6-year-old son, and hope for the best that he’d be a part of our roster in Orlando.”
Pelinka also said that they will replace Bradley with another player. JR Smith comes really great in that case.
Veteran wing Danny Green explained that his team needed both superstars to finish the season.
“I think it’s just important that we’re together. Obviously we’re going to need Avery Bradley, we’re going to need Dwight Howard to be playing for us to have a chance. But I think it’s important that we stay healthy, and not just our team but the league.”
If Howard doesn’t join the team, JaVale McGee will have a bigger role in July and August. Howard has come off the bench, but McGee saw less action than him. Let’s not forget that he has asthma.
“I’m definitely comfortable,” McGee told the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve been away for a while now and we’ve been COVID-free for this long. I definitely think we’ll be OK as long as we take the necessary precautions.”
If Howard plays with his team, he will have the chance to win a title. This will be his first ring in his long basketball career. Howard will get his first chance to win a championship since 2009. He was playing with the Orlando Magic at that point. They lost the game to the Lakers, and it was brilliant for the winning team.
LeBron and Anthony Davis will join forces in the next few months. They have so much to do, but there’s nothing to be worried about. They have the perfect chemistry.