When four-time MVP LeBron James made his decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers, there were ripple effects around the entire league. The Lakers have added several players since signing James, including Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, and Lance Stephenson.
However adding a player like Howard, even if his scoring has declined some since his prime, would add a major physical and (most importantly) rebounding presence down low. If it's up to Dwight Howard, that might be the case.
With LeBron James set to play for the Lakers next season, we look back at some of the best moments of his career at Staples Center.
Earlier this offseason, the Hornets traded Howard to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov and the Nets' 2018 second-round pick and 2021 second round pick.
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Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season. And James' decision to come aboard on a long-term deal gives them more leverage in trade negotiations right now.
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That would make Howard an unrestricted free agent, and he reportedly wants to play for a team that is contending for a championship. His farewell letter from Monday, July 2 thanked James for ending the 52-year championship drought in Cleveland, and uniting "generations of Clevelanders, both living and passed" in the process.
"The one thing that I've always done is consider my family, understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age", James announced after the Cavaliers' June 8 loss.
Sam Amick reported this past weekend that Howard was interested in joining either the Warriors, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Washington Wizards, and wherever team LeBron James would ultimately end up. One man can only do so much, and the Lakers probably need another superstar before they're legitimate title contenders capable of matching up with the Warriors and Houston Rockets, among others.
The Cleveland Cavaliers Twitterverse is mostly thankful to LeBron James for delivering an National Basketball Association championship, but some are a bit irate with LBJ leaving for a second time, complaining the organization is worse off than when he left the first time. Los Angeles, New York and the Bay Area rank ahead of Cleveland.