On Thursday, Dwight Howard worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers in an attempt to become the next in a long-line of dominant centers for one of the NBA’s most decorated franchises.
As recently as this afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that according to league sources, Howard and his agents have reached an agreement for the Memphis Grizzlies to buy the 2004 first overall pick out of his current contract.
Howard, who reportedly stands at 6 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 265 lbs., is expected to sign a non-guaranteed contract for one year. The Lakers’ roster is now full, as he becomes the fifteenth player signed.
The former three time NBA Defensive Player of the Year met with Lakers officials after the workout in Los Angeles on Thursday, and convinced the team to give him a chance to prove that he can be an effective addition to their roster without being the distraction he has been for other teams in the past.
The 8 time All-NBA performer has career averages of 12.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, and 2 bpg over the course of 15 seasons in the NBA.