The Lakers and Dwight Howard get a do-over. How will Superman 2.0 compare to the less than successful 1.0 version?
In the aftermath of the devastating injury to DeMarcus Cousins, Dwight Howard is expected to join the Lakers after clearing waivers on a non-guaranteed contract. He recently completed a buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies after being traded to the franchise during the summer.
In my assessment, a lot is depending upon his health and attitude. Since 2011 Dwight, who once nicknamed himself “Superman” has succumbed to Kryptonite with everything from injuries to his back to his knees to his fingers. He has also been labeled as a cancer in the locker room. He reportedly has had issues with Harden in Houston, Kemba in Charlotte, Dennis Schroeder in Atlanta. His issues with Stan Van Gundy in Orlando and Kobe in L.A are also well documented.
Although I don’t believe that Howardis the best fit for the Lakers at this time, which is primarily due to history, I believe it can work out. One thing is for sure, the ball is definitely in his court.