Los Angeles Lakers were forced to sign veteran center Dwight Howard after they lost DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL in his knee during the offseason. The latter is not expected to return to the court for the 2019-20 season and Anthony Davis made it clear that power forward was his preferred position and he will not play in the no. 5 position during the regular season.
JaVale McGee was left as the Lakers’ only center after Cousins’ injury and after evaluating more than one free agent center, the Los Angeles franchise decided to sign Howard, who has previously spent one season during the 2012-13 campaign in the purple and gold. McGee spent last season with the Lakers and re-signed with them this summer on a two-year $8.2 million deal with a player option.
The 31-year-old center, who has previously won a title with Golden State Warriors, believes Howard will be a good fit with the Lakers this upcoming campaign. He is certain other teams will not like contending with two big centers who can defend the rim and dunk the ball.