Dwight Howard was an interesting player for the Lakers back in 2012, to say the least. During a recent interview with Arash Markazi of The Los Angeles Times, the former three-time Defensive Player of the Year said that he is open to either come play with the Clippers or return to the Lakers.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do love L.A.,” Howard said. “Staples Center is going to be rocking this season. When I played there it was rocking every night. The atmosphere is crazy, not just for the Lakers but the Clippers too. I just think all the hard work they’ve put in is paying off now. They’ve always been viewed as the Lakers’ little brother, but they decided to stand out and be different and you have to thank guys like Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul for laying the foundation for this team, and then what Doc [Rivers] has done has been great. This is just all that hard work paying off.”
Howard is currently under contract with the Memphis Grizzlies after the Wizards recently traded him. However, it appears that the Grizzlies looking to trade-away the big man. Howard may also be waived and become a free agent if no teams chooses to trade for him.
Howard’s previous experience with the Lakers did not go as expected. The player was coming off surgery to repair a herniated disk and was never the same player when he came back.