Throughout this entire Dwight Howard trade saga, the one thing that was believed to be holding things up is Howard’s unwillingness to sign an extension with any team not named the Brooklyn Nets. But according Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM.com, things have suddenly changed.
Howard is now ready and willing to commit to signing an extension in Los Angeles according to Rudolph. So now we’re just waiting to see when and if Orlando will pull the trigger.
Dwight Howard has long coveted the Brooklyn Nets as his next landing spot, but after a summer filled with daily rumors of four-team trade proposals, the six-time All-Star has moved on from his Big Apple infatuation and is locked in on joining the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell RealGM.
Howard has always been impressed with the Lakers’ winning tradition and intrigued with the off-court opportunities that come with playing in Los Angeles.
Questions about Howard’s role with the team, however, became an early concern for the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Howard has since moved on from those concerns and is confident he will be an integral part of a team that will have a chance to compete immediately for a championship, according to sources that spoke with RealGM.
So with Howard finally giving the green light for a trade to LA, we should, in theory see this deal done soon. So now, we’ll see just how serious the Magic are about moving him quickly.