Lakers had no plans to give Dwight Howard a bigger role next season

Lakers Dwight Howard
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The Los Angeles Lakers had no plans to give Dwight Howard a bigger role next season, compared to the one he had in the 2019/20 season.

On the other hand, Howard wanted to have a different role and have more playing time.

“He did not fret over losing Dwight Howard since his hopes for a larger role contradicted the team’s plans to use him only when the matchups called for it,” Mark Medina of USA Today reports.

Howard, who won the 2020 NBA championship with the Lakers, left the team and join the Philadelphia 76ers.