At this point in time, Dwight appears to have one foot out the door with the Houston Rockets being the favorite to land the perennial All-Star. Dwight clearly wasn’t impressed with the Lakers organization or the treatment from the fans during his short time in Los Angeles and seems to be leaning toward signing with another team as a result.
Although Dwight has yet to put pen to paper and sign a new contract with the Lakers or another team, the consensus is the Lakers will need a contingency plan with the writing on the wall in Los Angeles being that Dwight is done with this team.
With 11-time NBA champion head coach Phil Jackson set to play a role with this team moving forward, the Zen Master had some choice words for Dwight as he heads into free agency on Monday. Jackson let it be known that he wants Dwight to remain in Los Angeles and expects to see the veteran center get on board.
It remains to be seen whether or not Jackson’s comments on Sunday will sway Dwight’s decision one way or another, but it has more than likely helped the Lakers position has they try and out duel the Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers Can Begin Officially Courting Dwight Howard on Sunday [LA Times]
Lakers in Limbo While Awaiting Free Agent Dwight Howard’s Decision [LA Times]
Lakers Select Ryan Kelly in 2013 NBA Draft [LA Times]
Once Again, Draft Means Little to Lakers [LA Times]
Howard Ready to Listen to Free Agent Offers [OC Register]
Lakers’ Kupchak: Pursuit of Howard Seems Like Deja Vu [OC Register]
Lakers’ New Tactic: Hitting the Campaign Trail [OC Register]
Whicker: Lakers Should be Too Proud to Beg [OC Register]
Howard to Meet With Rockets Sunday Night [Silver Screen & Roll]
Kurt Rambis Discussed as Assistant, Per Report [Silver Screen & Roll]
Dwight Will Not Ask Lakers to Fire Mike D’Antoni [Silver Screen & Roll]
Thoughts on Dwight Howard and the Lakers on Free Agency’s Eve [Forum Blue & Gold]
The #StayD12 Campaign to Keep Howard on the Lakers [Forum Blue & gold]
NBA Rumors: Raptors in Talks With Clippers to Acquire Bledsoe [Sports City]
NBA News: LaMarcus Aldridge has Not Demanded a Trade from Blazers [Sports City]
NBA News: Houston Rockets Waive Aaron Brooks and Carlos Delfino [Sports City]
NBA Rumors: Chris Paul Will Re-Sign with Los Angeles Clippers [Sports City]
NBA News: Kobe Says Lakers Can’t Force a Decision from Dwight [Sports City]
NBA News: Houston Rockets to Make First Pitch to Dwight Howard [Sports City]
The Top 90 Free Agents [SB Nation]
Rockets Lead Dwight Howard Chase [SB Nation]
Report: Chris Paul to Stay with Clippers [SB Nation]
Clippers and Raptors Also Discussing Trade Involving Andrea Bargnani [Pro Basketball Talk]
Jeremy Lin Drops 45 Points in a San Francisco Pro-Am Game (VIDEO) [Pro Basketball Talk]
Udonis Haslem Played Through Torn Meniscus, Will Require Offseason Surgery [Pro Basketball Talk]