Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Aftermath of the Dwightmare

dwightuniformsAs arguably the most indecisive big-name free agent in the history of the NBA, Dwight Howard made the process of agreeing to sign with the Houston Rockets drawn out and typical. Dwight has been infamously indecisive over the past few years while trying to please everyone and become the good guy that he’s always wanted to be known as.

Despite Dwight’s best efforts to make everyone love him, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year has done the complete opposite and has become arguably the most hated athlete in professional in the United States. An extreme statement to say the least, but true nonetheless after the Dwightmare that lasted much longer than it should have.

With Dwight now headed to Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers must start over once again with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash still hoping to make one last run at a championship before calling it career.

GM Mitch Kupchak and company will go back to the drawing board in order to devise a plan to keep this team in contention or at least afloat next season before heading into the talent-packed free agency period next summer.

Lakers Nation News

Phil Jackson Reacts to Dwight Howard’s Houston Departure on Twitter

Lakers News: Kobe ‘Raged’ Over Dwight Howard’s ‘Clownish’ Behavior 

Lakers Rumors: Lakers Leaning Toward Keeping Metta World Peace

Lakers News: Shaq Defends Mike D’Antoni, Criticizes Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard Shows He Cannot Handle the Bright Lights of LA

Lakers News: Team Reportedly Interested in Free Agent Elton Brand

Shaq Rips Dwight Howard for Leaving Lakers for Houston Rockets

Lakers Rumors: Lakers Have Reached Out to Lamar Odom

Lakers News: Twitter Reacts to Dwight Howard’s Departure

Timing, Not Personnel or Agendas, to Blame for Dwight’s Departure

As Dwight Disappoints LA, Fans Still Have Kobe to be Thankful for

Lakers News: Team Will Not Cut, Use Amnesty Clause on Pau Gasol

Lakers News: Dwight Howard Takes Indirect Shot at Mike D’Antoni

Complete Dwight Howard ‘D-Day’ Timeline: The Dwightmare Concludes

Lakers News

Lakers News: Team Expresses Interest in Signing Forward Elton Brand [Examiner]

Shaquille O’Neal Blasts Dwight Howard for Choosing Rockets Over Lakers [Examiner]

Lakers News: Lakers Reach Out to Free Agent Lamar Odom [Examiner]

After Dwight Howard’s Departure, Lakers Ponder a Sketchy Future [LA Times]

Dwight Howard’s Departure from Lakers Met With Disbelief [LA Times]

Meeks Says he Didn’t Post Altered Photo of Dwight Howard in Drag [LA Times]

Oddsmaker: Lakers’ Long Odds to Win 2014 Title Get Longer [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Says He’s Already a Winner, Downplays Kobe’s Pitch [LA Times]

Dwight Howard’s Departure Gives Lakers a Hefty Luxury Tax Cut [LA Times]

Whicker: A Better Tomorrow for Lakers? [OC Register]

Shaq: LA Spotlight Too Bright for Howard [OC Register]

Howard Leaves Lakers for ‘Best Place for Me’ [OC Register]

Miller: Lakers, Howard Always Were Awkward Fit [OC Register]

With Dwight Going to Houston, What’s Next for LA? [Silver Screen & Roll]

Phil Calls Dwight an Astro, Says he Left Distaste [Silver Screen & Roll]

Kobe Had ‘Come to Rage’ Over Dwight’s Disposition [Silver Screen & Roll]

Moving on From Dwight Howard [Forum Blue & Gold]

Dwight Howard Spurns Lakers, Chooses to Sign with Rockets [Forum Blue & Gold]

NBA News

NBA Rumors: Atlanta Hawks Targeting Free Agent Monta Ellis [Sports City]

Rockets Signing Dwight Howard Drastically Impacts West Standings [Sports City]

NBA News: Rockets Unwilling to Trade Omer Asik Despite Request [Sports City]

NBA News: Clippers Agree to Terms with Darren Collison [Sports City]

Cleveland Cavaliers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Jarrett Jacks [Sports City]

NBA News: Carl Landry Agrees to Sign Four-Year Deal with Kings [Sports City]

An Alternative Theory on Rondo’s Boston Future [SB Nation]

Smith a Bad Fit for Pistons [SB Nation]

Iguodala Worth the Price for Warriors [SB Nation]

Michael Carter-Williams Impresses in Summer League Debut with Sixers [Pro Basketball Talk]

Devin Harris Agrees to Three-Year Deal with the Mavericks [Pro Basketball Talk]

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