One of the people the NBA fans were the most happy for when the Lakers won the championship last season was Dwight Howard, who finally had gotten his revenge in the league.
Now, 'Superman' is ready for another challenge, as he will take his talents to the East Coast.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Howard is joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2020/21 season on a one-year deal. His deal is reportedly worth $2.6 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
The Dwight Howard contract in Philadelphia is for the veteran minimum exception of $2.6M, per league sources.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 21, 2020
The cap hit is $1.6M
In limited action, Howard averaged 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds last season. Still, he got to play valuable minutes in the Lakers championship run, including starting as the Center in one of the NBA Finals games.
The main reason why the Center chose Philadelphia over staying with the Lakers was in large part because of the amount of minutes he was gonna get. Howard will remain playing competitive basketball behind All-Star Joel Embiid, as the Sixers try to make an impact in a much more improved Eastern Conference.
Following a disappointing year which ended with being 'swept' by the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, the Sixers decided to reshape their front office starting with a new Head Coach and General Manager. Now, after a couple of additions including Seth Curry and Danny Green, the Sixers are ready to go back at it led by Ben Simmons and Embiid.