Howard got his ring with the Lakers in 2020. LA didn’t make a parade due to the coronavirus pandemic. If Howard was to sign with the Lakers for the third stint in his career, he’d be a key player on the cheap for the roster. LA was a mess at the center position in 2021.
There are so many rumors at the moment and each of them suggests that LA will make a splash in the offseason. General Manager Rob Pelinka will do his best to add a third star alongside his superstars. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are doing a good job, and Howard can make things easier for the team.
Howard averaged 7.0 points and 8.4 rebounds with the 76ers this past season. He played 20 minutes per game and offered 7.5 and 7.5 with the Lakers.
LA could use some of these numbers in the upcoming season.
The Lakers tried to upgrade their center last offseason. They traded Howard and JaVale McGee for veteran Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell. Andre Drummond changed everything and Lakers fans really missed Howard and McGee. Will these two join LeBron and AD? There are so many options right now.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.