Los Angeles Lakers have been considering Dwight Howard for their team and the deal has still no progress. DeMarcus Cousins was injured while working out in Las Vegas and tore his ACL. The whole thing has been problematic for the Lakers as Cousins was a key part of their future roster.
Lakers are looking at several free agents to replace Cousins and Howard is one of the top names in the list. Even Memphis Grizzlies who currently owns Howard have given permission to his camp to discuss trade deals with other NBA teams. Lakers and Howard deal doesn’t have that much hope and they should look at some other names in their trade list spots.
Dwight Howard in Lakers
Dwight Howard never had a stable career and almost keeps changing team every year in NBA. Howard has even played for the Lakers before and things were not that great. It is no doubt that Dwight is a talented player who was named Defensive Player of the year a few years ago.
Dwight Howard is on his way back to the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/KYwNhn6jqp
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 23, 2019
After Boogie's injury and the addition of Dwight Howard, here's what the Lakers' rotation could look like ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/AWXrZPz7g3
— ESPN (@espn) August 23, 2019
Updated look at the Lakers roster:
Talen Horton-Tucker pic.twitter.com/Xc6HZfhokU
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 23, 2019
But things are not the same as Howard has lost his magic very long back. It has been around 10 years since Howard played in the NBA finals and being 33 years old doesn’t help much. Lakers are looking at someone who can replace DeMarcus Cousins and Howard is nowhere close to the criteria.
Possible Alternatives for Howard
Los Angeles Lakers can look at the following names as an alternative for Dwight Howard. The aim is to replace Cousins and not Howard and hence it has to be planned keeping that in mind.
- Joakim Noah
- Carmelo Anthony
- Andrew Bogut
- Kenneth Faried
- Chris Paul
- Amir Johnson
- Marcin Gortat
- Kosta Koufos
- Peja Stojakovich
- Greg Monroe
- Chris Bosh
- Channing Frye
- Tiago Splitter
- Timofey Mozgov
- Zaza Pachulia
- Jason Smith
- Epke Udoh
- Tyler Zeller