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Dwight Howard deletes tweet saying he’ll re-sign with Lakers


For a brief moment it appeared that Dwight Howard agreed to a deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers after playing a pivotal role on their 2019-20 championship squad, but he quickly deleted the tweet announcing his return.


Before the 2019-2020 season, Howard inked a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Lakers. The eight-time All-Star joined Los Angeles to provide them with rim protection and a chance to win his first NBA title.

Alongside JaVale McGee at the center position, who picked up his player option for the upcoming season, Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game for the Lakers. And in the postseason, he would be used in certain matchups, helping Los Angeles secure their 17th NBA Championship.

Howard seems to be confident that he’ll back with the Lakers despite deleting his tweet. Maybe the veteran center got word from his agent that a deal isn’t officially completed yet. Nevertheless, Lakers fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Howard’s future with the team.

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