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  1. D’Antoni said Howard didn’t play his role on Lakers, questions fit in Houston

    Jul 17, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Mike D'Antoni, Dwight Howard

    How Houston incorporates Dwight Howard into their offense is going to be interesting. Here are two facts to dwell on: 1) The Houston Rockets played at the fastest pace in the NBA last season. They averaged 98.6 possessions per game, which was faster than the Nuggets (97.8), faster than the Warriors (96.8), faster than everyone.…

  2. Nash says no Howard means Lakers offense will be “more fluid”

    Jul 16, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard wants touches in the post — and he’s pretty good in the post despite not having a lot of counter moves to fall back on. He shot 44 percent on post up situations last season despite the injury, 49 percent and 50 percent the two years before that. But in Mike D’Antoni’s style…

  3. Nick Young’s Lakers contract has a player option for a second season

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Nick Young

    As the Lakers looked to add talent to round out the roster in the wake of Dwight Howard leaving for the Rockets, much was made of the fact that the team was only looking to sign players to one-year deals. The reason, of course, is the salary cap. While the Lakers still have some talent…

  4. Lakers agree to one-year deal with Wesley Johnson

    Jul 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Wesley Johnson

    The Lakers are in need of a lot of things at a very low price, as the team prepares for the season after next when it will have all the cap space in the world to spend on any available free agent they can convince to come to Los Angeles. Before then, they have to…

  5. Steve Nash says what we all knew, that Dwight Howard didn’t want to be with the Lakers

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

    Lakers' Howard and Nash walk up the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Pacers in Indianapolis

    As became evident by the fact that Dwight Howard chose to sign with the Houston Rockets in free agency, he simply didn’t want to play in Los Angeles for the Lakers. This was true even last season, however, while Howard was still on the team and was theoretically trying to make the best of a…

  6. Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers next summer? People are talking about it.

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Especially without Dwight Howard sticking around, the Lakers are loaded with cap space next summer — right now only Steve Nash is on the books for the summer of 2014 (and they could waive him and use the stretch provision to provide more cap space). The Lakers will ink Kobe Bryant to a new, discounted…

  7. Report: Lakers will amnesty Metta World Peace

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    The Lakers aren’t Riggin’ for Wiggins – signing veteran center Chris Kaman proves that – but they’re hedging their bets. With Dwight Howard in Houston, Kobe Bryant injured, Pau Gasol old and Steve Nash older, the shine has worn off Lakers’ once-promising starting lineup. So, no sense keeping the weak link of that unit just…

  8. Rockets GM Daryl Morey discusses factors that helped Houston land Dwight Howard (VIDEO)

    Jul 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    There were seemingly legitimate basketball reasons for Dwight Howard to choose the Rockets in free agency over everyone else. The easy ones to point to that made the case against the Lakers were the age of Steve Nash, the questionable health of Kobe Bryant, and the fact that Howard never believed that the system run…

  9. Shaq says Dwight Howard couldn’t handle the pressure of playing for the Lakers (VIDEO)

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal has taken plenty of shots at Dwight Howard over the years, so when the free agent center left the Lakers after one season and chose to sign with the Houston Rockets, we shouldn’t have expected anything less. O’Neal was a grand marshall for a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday,…

  10. Dwight Howard: Kobe never offered to teach me how to be a champion

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

      Remember when Kobe Bryant tried to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles by telling him, “Let me teach you how to be a champion”? Never happened, Howard says. Howard in a Q&A with Alex Kennedy of Hoops World: What did you think of Kobe Bryant’s comments that he could teach you how…

  11. Now that Dwight Howard is headed to Houston, what’s next for the Lakers?

    Jul 5, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Bryant and point guard Nash of Canada after shaking hands after beating the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    Dwight Howard has made his free agent decision, and all indications are that he’s leaving Los Angeles in order to get a fresh start in Houston with the Rockets. There are plenty of topics for discussion surrounding this, obviously, including whether or not Howard made the right choice, what his real reasons for leaving were,…

  12. Dwight Howard made his choice for basketball reasons

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    Dwight Howard can be a goofball. He savors having fun, joking around in the locker room, being a bit of a clown prince. That can play poorly if you’re not winning and not always giving maximum effort on the court. That image has haunted Dwight Howard for a while now, especially after the awkwardly-handled exit…

  13. Warriors in mix. Lakers pitch better than expected. Dwight race wide open.

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers meeting with Dwight Howard turned into the kind of clear the air honest talk about system and effort the team should have had in December, but in the end everybody felt better and on the same page. After his Golden State meeting Dwight Howard can see himself and see himself winning in the…

  14. Dwight Howard wraps up final free agent meeting with Lakers, now we wait

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers got the last word they requested with Dwight Howard, holding the final meeting with the offseason’s most coveted free agent on Tuesday. The presentation from the Lakers lasted less than two hours, and was reported to include Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Mike D’Antoni, along with team general manager Mitch Kupchak, members of…

  15. Next up for Dwight Howard: Mavericks, Lakers meetings

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Sunday night the Rockets had their turn. Monday was long-shot day in the in the Dwight Howard pitch meetings as the Hawks and Warriors got to make their cases. Tuesday it is the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Then we just sit back and wait for Dwight Howard to make his decision. Dallas…

  16. It’s midnight, let the Dwight Howard madness begin

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    Like a Disney fairy tale, when the clock struck midnight Dwight Howard has gotten what he always wanted, what he has earned the right to by playing out his contract: He is a free agent. As of this moment. For the next 48 hours — starting with the Rockets just after the official start of…

  17. Andre Iguodala a riskier free agent than meets the eye

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    Which of these players would you have most liked on your team last season: Andres Nocioni, Baron Davis, Brendan Haywood, Charlie Bell, Chris Mihm, Corey Maggette, Damien Wilkins, Earl Watson, Elton Brand, Fred Jones, Hedo Turkoglu, Joel Przybilla, John Salmons, Lamar Odom, Mehmet Okur, Metta World Peace, Michael Redd, Rashard Lewis, Rasual Butler, Ricky Davis,…

  18. Nowitzki says he has reached out to Dwight Howard already

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    dirk nowitzki dwight howard

    The Dallas Mavericks remain on Dwight Howard’s short list, if reports are to be believed. Mark Cuban has built an organization guys want to play for, and while he would share the spotlight with Dirk Nowitzki for a year or two Howard would be the alpha dog in Dallas. This would be his team; it…

  19. Are the Brooklyn Nets contenders now? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Former NBA basketball player Kidd poses for photographers with Brooklyn Nets player Williams at a news conference in Brooklyn

    Thanks to a blockbuster trade with Boston, next season the Brooklyn Nets will start Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. They will bring Jason Terry off the bench. They will start five former All-Stars and bring a former Sixth Man of the Year off the bench. So can we say…

  20. Joakim Noah did not like seeing Miami winning another ring

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Heat's James drives past Bulls' Joakim Noah during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final basketball playoff in Miam

    Joakim Noah does not like the Miami Heat. It shows in his play against them. In a sports world where these guys all know each other and are buddies off the court, it’s a throwback to have someone who just can’t stand the other jerseys. Which means he didn’t really enjoy how the NBA Finals…

  21. Lakers unveil signs on Staples Center urging Dwight Howard to stay

    Jun 26, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    via twitter

    There is a significant portion of Lakers fans who don’t want Dwight Howard to walk as a free agent. It’s not hard to find them on twitter. The idea is you just get terrible for a year (meaning Kobe sits out a lot of the season), you take your chances in the lottery then in…

  22. Report: Alvin Gentry chooses Clippers over Lakers, will be on Rivers’ staff

    Jun 26, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Alvin Gentry

    UPDATE 5:34 pm: It didn’t take that long for him to decide. Not long after Doc Rivers was formally introduced as the Clippers head coach, Alvin Gentry said he would become part of Doc’s staff, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni signed off on this (not that he had much…

  23. Report: Mavericks, Hawks, Lakers interested in Monta Ellis

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Monta Ellis

    Monta Ellis has told the Milwaukee Bucks he is opting out of the $11 million he is owed next season become a free agent this summer. As noted at the time, it would be interesting to see what teams would go after a volume shooter — he scored 19.2 points a game but shot just…

  24. Lakers trainer hints Steve Nash should be on minutes cap next season

    Jun 14, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Well, it seemed obvious to the rest of us, too. Steve Nash, at age 39 with a chronically bad back and coming off a broken fibula, didn’t exactly get to take it easy this season. His minutes per game increased to 32.5, up from the season before in Phoenix. When the Lakers were making their…

  25. Kobe Bryant hints he will play beyond next season

    Jun 9, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    Lakers guard Bryant jogs onto the floor prior to the start of an NBA basketball game against Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis

    Kobe Bryant certainly hinted more than once he might hang it up after next season. However did you really think a guy that competitive would walk away? Now his Achilles tendon injury oddly makes it more likely he will return. Kobe does not want his final image on the court to be him slowed because…

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