Dwight Howard is serious about this whole LA redemption tour thing. So serious, if fact, that in order to get himself out of Memphis and into a Purple and Gold jersey, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that he sacrificed almost half of what he would have been guaranteed to earn in 2019-20.

Is a non-guarantee in Los Angeles better than security in Memphis? Well, that depends on whether Dwight can keep his nose clean and stay in the good graces of Laker management. But in the meantime, he suddenly finds himself in a position to compete for a long-elusive NBA championship.