It’s “inevitable” that Dwight Howard will end up back on the Lakers, according to Marc Stein. This would be Howard’s third stint with the purple and gold, as he was part of the team that won it all down in the Orlando bubble.
Howard initially announced last offseason that he was re-signing with the Lakers, but in a weird twist of events, the Lakers decided to go in a separate direction, instead signing Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell.
With Harrell no longer there and Gasol not being the best fit, that opens up an opportunity to bring Howard back, as his rebounding and rim protection skills are still very valuable in a limited role.
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- The Lakers are also interested in a reunion with Danny Green, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Green’s shooting and defense can help the Lakers replace Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and provide spacing with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook in the fold.
The Lakers are still trying to acquire Buddy Hield from the Kings, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Dennis Schroder would likely need to go to a third team to get Hield to L.A., as there are a number of teams interested in Schroder. The Lakers almost sent Kyle Kuzma and Harrell to Sacramento for Hield before Westbrook became available at the 11th hour.
Rudy Gay is leaning towards signing with the Lakers, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. Gay averaged 11.4 points per game in a reserve role for the Spurs last season.
Carmelo Anthony is “waiting on a call” from the Lakers, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Anthony would provide a nice floor-spacing threat with his ability to shoot from downtown and create his own shot opportunities next to James, Davis and Westbrook.