The Los Angeles Lakers landed the biggest free agent of the 2018 offseason in LeBron James, but there's no doubt they're still looking up at the Golden State Warriors when it comes to supremacy in the Western Conference. Monday night, the Warriors somehow got better too - adding All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins on a one-year deal.
The Lakers are going to have to make more moves, and there is apparently one NBA star who wants to team up with LeBron in Los Angeles. Oddly enough, it's a player who used to play for the Lakers.
Dwight Howard, according to NBA insider Sam Amick, is interested in heading back to Los Angeles.
The main problem here? Howard's time in Los Angeles the first time around (2012-2013) did not go well. He butted heads with Kobe Bryant, was a pain for team management and had trouble controlling his temper in the playoffs.
Howard is one of the most talented big men in the NBA, but attitude problems have led to an underwhelming career thus far. Still, he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds last year for Charlotte.
At this point, it doesn't look like the Lakers have made it clear whether they're interested. James is going to need other stars to come to Los Angeles, but it's unclear if Howard is the right kind of star to team up with the King.