Lakers Rumors: Dwight Howard Not Expected to Return to Los Angeles

dwighthoward2011The Dwight Howard saga is nearing an end. After nearly three years of speculation, Howard is expected to announce his final decision on Friday afternoon. But, for those in Los Angeles at least, it’s not sounding remarkably encouraging.

In a new report from ESPN, it seems those close to the Laker organization aren’t expecting Howard to return to Hollywood.

After team sources initially indicated the Lakers were feeling better about their chances after their face-to-face meeting with [Dwight] Howard on Tuesday than they did coming into it, pessimism began to creep back in Thursday, stemming mostly from ongoing questions outside and inside team headquarters about Howard’s ability and willingness to co-exist alongside Kobe Bryant and play for coach Mike D’Antoni

This is similar to what we’ve been hearing for weeks now. Dwight, presumably at least, is leaning towards leaving Los Angeles and joining either the Houston Rockets or Dallas Mavericks.

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Following his meetings with five different NBA teams, Howard escaped to Aspen, Col. to mull his decision and try and decide what he wants to do.

With Hakeem Olajuwon, the legendary Houston Rocket, saying he believes there’s an 85 percent chance Dwight comes to Houston, it seems those in the Space City are a little more optimistic than the ones in Tinseltown.

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