Jalen Rose thinks Dwight Howard should stay with Grizzlies so he can ‘fly under the radar and get his game back’
Former NBA guard and current ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose thinks Dwight Howard should stay with the Memphis Grizzlies and doesn’t see Howard being a good fit on the Los Angeles Lakers.
Rose believes Howard is “too accomplished” to be JaVale McGee’s backup on the Lakers and playing for the Grizzlies would allow the former superstar center to stay under the radar.
“I like him better in Memphis, where he can kind of fly under the radar and get his game back,” Rose said on ESPN’s The Jump. “This is his fifth team in five seasons.”
Last season with the Washington Wizards, Howard played in just nine games. He underwent a lumbar microdiscotemy in November. Howard put up 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds with Washington, who traded the 33-year-old to the Grizzlies this summer.
The Grizzlies are expected to waive Howard soon. The future Hall of Famer is scheduled to work out with the Lakers. Memphis has granted the Lakers permission to speak with Howard.
While Howard would be able to stay under the radar with the Grizzlies, Memphis probably wants nothing to do with Howard. The Grizzlies are focused on developing rookie point guard Ja Morant and big man Jaren Jackson Jr. They don’t need the hoopla which Howard brings with him right now.