According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, both Dwight Howard, who still has a deal with Memphis, and Joakim Noah, who last played for the Grizzlies, worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers and “left impressions that they could be helpful to the team”. Big man Marreese Speights is also under consideration to replace Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins.
“The Lakers still don’t have an official deadline they have to replace Cousins by, but the expediency with which they’ve conducted this search does seem to heavily imply that the team would like to bring in whatever big man they’re going to add to fill Cousins’ role before training camp,” Harrison Faigen reported.
This past season, Noah, 34, averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Meanwhile, Howard, 33, missed most part of the 2018-19 season owing to injuries, averaging 12.8 points along with 9.2 rebounds per game.