Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard wants his actions, not his words, to speak for him in his second stint with the Lakers.
Howard is on a non-guaranteed contract with the Lakers and can be cut any time if he becomes a distraction. The former superstar big man vows to let his game do the talking for him this time around.
“I’d rather show you guys than say it,” Howard said, via Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. “So, I’d rather my actions be something you can critique instead of just on words. I’ve always said a lot of words, but I’d just rather show you guys.”
Dwight Howard will back up JaVale McGee at the center spot and play a limited role on the Lakers. This is going to be very different from the 2012-13 season, when Howard was a focal point of LA’s offense and averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds while shooting 57.8 percent from the field.
Howard is back in LA to rebound and block shots. He’ll get his occasional touches in the post and some alley-oops from LeBron James, but for the most part, he’ll be tasked to defend the rim.
Last season with the Washington Wizards, Howard put up 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in nine games. He underwent his second back surgery of his career in November but is reportedly in good shape now.