Free agency is still over one month away, yet the rumors concerning Dwight Howard‘s future with the Los Angeles Lakers are starting to rapidly heat up.
According to USA Today, Dwight is “torn between” re-signing with the Lakers or jumping ship and joining the Houston Rockets:
[pullquote]Despite all signs pointing to his Lakers return late in the season, the star whose infamous indecisiveness led to his Orlando saga being dubbed “The Dwightmare” is – according to a person with knowledge of his situation – torn between the idea of Laker life or the notion of joining a Houston Rockets club that looks so much more appealing with James Harden & Co. in tow. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of Howard’s process.[/pullquote]
The article also hints at Dwight Howard’s apparent issues with Mike D’Antoni. Yesterday, Dave McMenamin reported that Howard voiced his displeasure regarding D’Antoni in a private meeting after the Lakers were knocked out of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.
With James Harden hinting that he’ll attempt to recruit Dwight to the Rockets this summer – and with one of the NBA’s best general managers in Daryl Morey running the show – Houston will be able to put together a pretty good pitch to try and convince Dwight that H-Town is the place for him.
However, when it’s all said and done, I’m still confident that Dwight will be back in the purple and gold next season.