Over the course of his 15-year career, Dwight Howard has had the privilege of playing with some of the best players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, including Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and, most recently, James Harden. This season, he’s hoping to add two more names to that list by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers—the team that currently employs LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Howard likes the idea of helping James and Davis lead the Lakers to a championship next season and is willing to do whatever it takes to help them achieve that goal:
“By all accounts, Dwight Howard is motivated right now and he wants to be a part of a potential Lakers team and I’m told he’s excited about the prospect of joining LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and really doing whatever is asked of him: rebounding, blocking shots, defending—whatever it takes for him to be a part of a championship contender and essentially capping off his career with a title and redeeming himself from that one season he spent in L.A.”
In theory, Howard is an above-average backup center that could be valuable to the Lakers in the right role. However, there are serious doubts as to whether or not the same will be true in practice, mostly because it hasn’t been over the past few years.