Former 76ers center Dwight Howard signs with Lakers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Dwight Howard is leaving the 76ers to join the Los Angeles Lakers after some speculation ahead of free agency. This signing will now be Dwight’s third separate stint with the Lakers, initially joining them during what 76ers fans know as the Andrew Bynum trade.
During his one season in Philadelphia, Dwight Howard was a fan favorite and was a significant mentor for the entire roster, including Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. In 17 minutes, Dwight Howard averaged seven points and eight rebounds, being Embiid’s best backup center in his career.
Losing Dwight will sting, but hopefully, the 76ers will be able to find someone to help fill in for Embiid and get him as much rest as possible. To start free agency, the Sixers retained Furkan Korkmaz on a three-year $15 million contract. Howard joins a Lakers roster that has added Russell Westbrook, Trevor Ariza, and Wayne Ellington.
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