Center Dwight Howard has returned to the Los Angeles Lakers, since his last stint in 2012-2013. The acquisition was announced by Rob Pelinka, the General Manager of the Lakers. However, the terms of the deal were not released.
Howard is entering his 16th season playing in the NBA, and has a career averages noted at 17.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. This was compiled through his participation in 1,044 games with Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Washington, and the Lakers. Overall, he ranks fourth in terms of all-time field goal percentage.
While Dwight Howard has moved a bit throughout his career, he is still known for being an eight-time NBA All-Star, plus he was also the first overall draft pick in 2004. Last season, Howard was playing with the Wizards, and he appeared in nine games as a starter. In the past season, he was able to average 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds within 25.6 minutes on the court.
According to reports, Howard was able to clear all his waivers to join the Lakers. He will be wearing No. 39 in the next season. In order for him to play with the team, the Los Angeles Lakers waived Aric Holman, the Exhibit 10 contract player. That way, they were able to make room in their roster for Howard to join.