NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Reacquire Dwight Howard For Alex Caruso & Second-Rounder In New Trade Idea

Dwight Howard of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets.

After helping the Los Angeles Lakers win a championship in the 2019-20 season, Dwight Howard entered free agency late last year and signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he currently serves as Joel Embiid’s backup at center. However, it was recently suggested that there might be a way for the Lakers to bring back the three-time Defensive Player of the Year — provided they are willing to part ways with one of their key reserves.

In a report published Monday, NBA Analysis Network‘s Brett Siegel opined that the Lakers have gotten mixed results with the frontcourt players they acquired during the offseason. While Montrezl Harrell has “provided a sense of stability” in his reserve role, Marc Gasol was described as a “big disappointment” on both offense and defense. As pointed out, this is in contrast to how the Lakers’ two centers in 2019-20 — Howard and JaVale McGee — teamed up with Anthony Davis to give Los Angeles a “bruising” group of big men.

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