Tim Legler says Lakers should ask LeBron James first if signing Dwight Howard is a good idea
ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler says the Los Angeles Lakers should ask LeBron James first if signing Dwight Howard is a good idea.
The Lakers are in the market for a center after losing DeMarcus Cousins to an ACL tear. Legler believes it would be smart of the Lakers to get LeBron’s insight into Howard before making a potential move:
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 19, 2019
LeBron James apparently doesn’t like to play GM, but this is an important move for the Lakers. Dwight Howard isn’t just an end-of-the-bench guy who would stay under the radar. We’re talking about one of the more high-profile players in the game, a guy who has played for the Lakers before and has a lot of baggage with him.
Howard averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds last season with the Washington Wizards before undergoing a lumbar microdiscectomy in November. It was the second back surgery Howard has had in his career. The former superstar big man is expected to be waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, but we just don’t know when.
Howard, 33, put up 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game with the Lakers back in 2012-13. As we all know, Howard didn’t have the best relationship with Kobe Bryant or head coach Mike D’Antoni. It would be an interesting storyline if Howard plays for the Purple and Gold again, that’s for sure.