Mitch Kupchak has stated from the get-go that they’d push hard to keep Howard in purple and gold for next season. He wasn’t joking either. Even though the Lakers aren’t scheduled to meet with Howard until Tuesday, Kupchak found time to meet with the big man late Sunday.
Source: Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak indeed met with Dwight Howard briefly after free agency started at 9:01 p.m. Lakers pushing hard…
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 1, 2013
That’s right, Mitch snuck in before Dwight met with Houston for a quick word. The Lakers will get the first and last word with the All-Star.
There’s a reason Kupchak is considered the best in the business.