Dwight Howard reportedly clears waivers and plans to wear No. 39 as a Laker

Photo: ClutchPoints

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, big man Dwight Howard has cleared waivers and will officially sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard plans to wear No. 39 next season.

“The contract that Dwight Howard will sign in LAL is called a “summer contract” because it has $0 salary protection (comparable to Anthony Bennett in Houston). Howard will earn $14,490 for every day he is on the roster. The per day clock will start on Oct. 21,” Bobby Marks reported.

The 33-year-old missed most part of the 2018-19 season owing to injuries, averaging 12.8 points along with 9.2 rebounds per game. As a Laker, he averaged 17.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest.