Rob Pelinka Offers Huge Update Regarding Status of Dwight Howard’s Return

Jonathan Sherman
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While it is already known that Avery Bradley will not be joining the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA’s bubble next month, the status of big man Dwight Howard is still up in the air.

Various reports in recent weeks have pointed to Howard joining his team to Orlando, Fla., but that is not yet a guarantee.

Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka recently updated fans on Howard’s status, offering a very understandable reason why the eight-time All-Star has yet to make his final decision.

The mother of Howard’s child tragically passed away earlier this year from an epileptic seizure.

Throughout the 2019-20 season, Howard has served as a valuable role player for Los Angeles.

Earlier in his career, he was a star that was heavily concerned with personal accolades and stats. However, this season, he has shown an ability to swallow his pride and put the success of his team above personal notoriety.

So far this season, he’s averaged 7.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Surely, he would be a great asset for the Lakers once the season resumes.

However, if he does end up deciding to stay home with his young son, fans would surely understand.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.