In less than a week, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will be a free agent and it looks like he is preparing to find a new home for the 2013-14 NBA season. During an appearance on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, Chris Broussard cited “sources” (I know, I know) who relayed the information that Howard is “very, very, very unlikely” to re-sign with the Lakers this offseason.
Per Broussard, Howard is very unhappy with head coach Mike D’Antonio’s offense and he does not want to spend time in a system that doesn’t take advantage of his skill set.
The report added that Howard would reconsider his stance if the Lakers were to part ways with D’Antonio and bring in a new head coach, but for now he doesn’t want to bring back the reputation of “coach killer” so it is most likely that he just decides to move on.
If Howard does in fact decide to leave Los Angeles, the teams to keep a close eye on are the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks.
With Howard, we know that the drama is always going to be there, so this is just the beginning of what should be a wild summer.