At one point in time, Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah were basketball players that any team would want in their roster. However, with injuries taking their toll on Howard, Noah declining after leaving the Chicago Bulls and the league constantly changing, they’ve been having a seemingly difficult time fitting into a team.
Now, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have reportedly planned workouts with both Howard, Noah and Mo Speights. The LA squad is reportedly also interested in Marcin Gortat, who’s currently playing abroad.
Even though the rumors of Howard coming to the Lakers could be a possibility, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has stated that it’s not likely for the team to go that route. Considering the Lakers have previously been interested in bringing the Center back to the team, it could all be speculation.
“I don’t think it’s a very likely marriage. I think the Lakers right now are doing their due diligence on players, on available centers,” Windhorst said. “There’s a process because Dwight Howard is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, he can’t have free-agent discussions with other teams.”
“I think this is unlikely. I believe the Lakers coaches want a younger, more active player at this point in their careers.”
– Brian Windhorst on Dwight Howard (and Joakim Noah also) pic.twitter.com/xdA5bDlwU7
— TheLakersReview (@TheLakersReview) August 20, 2019
Howard previously spent one season with the Lakers back in 2012-13, when he averaged 17.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He was also selected to the All-Star team.
Howard is under contract with Memphis, but they’re letting him explore opportunities elsewhere. Grizzlies would gladly work on a buyout with him. https://t.co/4BQDH1Hzjm
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 20, 2019