Earlier Friday evening, Dwight Howard tweeted that he intended to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and proclaimed the city to be his rightful home. However, Dwight deleted that tweet soon after posting it, sparking speculation that the veteran center was on the move.
Now reports have surfaced that Howard has agreed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year, $2.6 million deal. Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks while playing 18.9 minutes per game in 69 regular-season games. He was also integral to the Lakers' championship run in the bubble.
Howard finds himself in a similar role in Philadelphia, providing an insurance policy for the Sixers if Joel Embiid isn't healthy at any point during the season. He'll also be rejoining his former Lakers teammate in Danny Green who landed in Philadelphia via a series of trades.