However adding a player like Howard, even if his scoring has declined some since his prime, would add a major physical and (most importantly) rebounding presence down low. Also, Washington represents a potential place for Howard to sign a veteran minimum's deal while cleaning up a sullied reputation ahead of next year's free agency bonanza.
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Howard, 32, was traded to Brooklyn from Charlotte earlier this offseason.
Would the Lakers pass on Howard as well? James did return in 2014 and led the Cavs to the 2016 NBA title, ending a 52-year sports championship drought for Cleveland, before departing for the Lakers in the wake of four consecutive NBA Finals appearances for Cleveland.
Howard played for the Charlotte Hornets previous year and averaged 16.6 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, and shot 55.5% from the floor. He's among the most disliked players in the league, and it might be part of the reason why the Hornets sent him to the Nets last month. "He wants to build a contender that lasts and believes the Lakers possess the recruiters, the assets and the salary cap space to do it". But the fact that the father-of-three already owns two homes in Los Angeles was thought to be in the Lakers favour.
Next year's expected free agent market would include San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, former James teammate Kyrie Irving and Golden State guard Klay Thompson.
The four-time MVP's decision has the potential to change the National Basketball Association landscape for the foreseeable future, particularly as the Lakers are expected to continue making moves this summer.
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Of course, if LeBron wants to build a team to dethrone the Warriors, taking away their best player would be a good start. Still, the news that James has reached out to Durant at all is pretty surprising.
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He said his decision to make six changes to his side was down to fatigue rather than any attempt to play for a draw. The Japanese played out goalless draw at halftime and were looking like they were heading for the exit doors.
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It was a risky strategy - a second goal for Poland or a Senegal equaliser would have eliminated them - but it ultimately paid off. It's the first time since 1982 that no African team has made it through to the knockout stage.
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Durant's decision is a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors. And two other big names in free agency - Oklahoma City's Paul George and Houston's Chris Paul - have chose to stay put.
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Even without Paul George , who agreed to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that makes the Lakers an instant contender. He was a 10-time All-Star, a three-time All-Star MVP, two-time league MVP and, most memorably, the 2016 NBA Finals MVP.
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Clint Capela and others with six years or less in the league can make a max salary of $25.25 million for the 2018-19 season. Cousins becomes an even more attractive option given that the San Antonio Spurs are not rushing to trade Kawhi Leonard .
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