Dwight Howard waived by Grizzlies ahead of Lakers move
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 25, 2019 07:09 PM
Dwight Howard NBA file photo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Dwight Howard ahead of the veteran center’s expected move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Grizzlies announced the move Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). They acquired Howard in a trade with Washington last month.
JUST ANNOUNCED: We have waived center Dwight Howard.— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) August 24, 2019
Howard still must clear waivers before he can sign with another team. The Associated Press and many media outlets reported Friday (Saturday, PHL time) that Howard plans to sign with the Lakers, with whom he spent one eventful season in 2012-13.
Howard will bolster the Lakers’ roster after the loss of DeMarcus Cousins, who tore a knee ligament in an offseason workout this month shortly after signing with Los Angeles.
Howard worked out for the Lakers and met with several players earlier this week before the team agreed to sign him.