The speculation all season has been whether or not Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Lakers this off-season. Dwight is an unrestricted free agent and with all the trials and tribulations the team went through this season, him leaving for another team is a strong possibility. Now according to ESPNLA, Dwight will at the very least hear offers from teams other than the Lakers.
According to several sources familiar with Howard’s thinking, Howard will likely explore free agency before reaching his final decision. In today’s media landscape, that means there will be a circus in July while Howard hears pitches from the likes of the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Even if it is merely Howard doing his due diligence before making a major life decision, the frenzy it is sure to create will give Howard a taste of the backlash he could face if he ultimately decides to uproot from L.A. just one year removed from the “Dwightmare” that surrounded his exit from Orlando.
With the Lakers down 3-0 in their series against the San Antonio Spurs, the future is up in the air. When Dwight is involved, we have to know that these type of decisions are unpredictable.
So it really seems that it will have to be a ‘wait and see’ approach for the Lakers and their fans alike.