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Dwight Howard wants to join forces with LeBron James

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Veteran center Dwight Howard would consider a return to the Los Angeles Lakers once the Brooklyn Nets buy him out of his current contract.

According to some reports, Howard would accept the opportunity to play alongside LeBron James after he signed a long-term deal with Los Angeles. However, it's still unclear if the Lakers would be interested in a reunion with Howard.

Dwight still remains a member of the Brooklyn Nets, but it's highly possible the veteran center is going to be bought out by the team that will make him a free agent. Dwight was previously linked with the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors but that is definitely out of the picture after they signed DeMarcus Cousins to a one year deal for the next season.

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With LeBron on board, Lakers' focus is to win as soon as possible and Dwight Howard might be a good fit for them. Even though he is 32, he proved he can still be productive since he averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks last season playing for the Hornets.

Howard ranked 4th in the league last season in Total Rebound Percentage and 10th in the league last season in Block Percentage, but doesn’t have a polished offensive game, isn’t a fluid passer, and is a terrible free throw shooter.

However, it's still a question of how well would Dwight fit into this team. His only season with the team ended up being a failure. The Lakers got swept in the first round of the playoffs, while Howard was also ejected the final game of that series. It seems after that season Dwight's career went downhill and since then he never stayed more than two seasons with one team.

It will definitely be a gamble if Lakers sing Dwight, especially since he isn't liked by their fanbase, however, this might be a perfect opportunity for Howard to prove his worth and show that he is still one of the best big men in the NBA

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