NBA News: Lakers Release Dwight Howard Statement Concerning Departure

130427160849-dwight-howard-los-angeles-lakers-offseason-roundtable-single-image-cutIt’s been a day of twist and turns, but Lakers free agent center Dwight Howard has informed the Lakers and Mitch Kupchak that he will sign with the Houston Rockets.

It was initially reported this afternoon that he was Houston bound, but Howard waffled on the decision for a couple of hours before telling the Lakers his decision. The Lakers released an official statement regarding Howard informing them that he was leaving:

“We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.”

It was reported that Howard left the Lakers because of his unhappiness with Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash’s age and he’ll take his talents to Texas.

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