Dwight Howard agrees with Philadelphia 76ers on one-year deal

Tanya Simon
November 21, 2020

Earlier Friday evening, Dwight Howard tweeted that he meant to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and proclaimed the city to be his rightful home.

That seems pretty definitive, leading many to believe Howard had re-upped with the Lakers. Laker nation I love y'all.

The eight-time All-Star center and 16-year National Basketball Association veteran is coming off a season of redemption with the Los Angeles Lakers, establishing himself as a reliable bench player.

Except. then he deleted that tweet.

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He's reportedly still considering his options, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Charania announced the move to Philadelphia a little over an hour later.The eight-time All-Star has career averages of 16.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks along with a 58.6 field-goal percentage.

He had left the Lakers on bad terms following the 2012-13 season, with Lakers fans turning against the center.

Howard finds himself in a similar role in Philadelphia, providing an insurance policy for the Sixers if Joel Embiid isn't healthy at any point during the season.

Howard will sign a one-year deal to join former Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who is the new 76ers coach.

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