Who could the Los Angeles Lakers bring in this offseason to upgrade at the center position?
Dwight Howard has been nothing short of refreshing this season for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Like an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a scorching hot day.
While the glass now has lemonade in it, over the past 8 years, the glass was full of toxic sludge that fans of the purple and gold looked at with utter disgust, contempt, and simply could not digest.
Dwight hurt the Lakers.
He put them in a position where they had to rebuild from the ground upward and it took 8 years for the purple and gold to get back to where they want to be, the NBA Finals.
It is wonderfully poignant that Dwight Howard is now part of that Lakers team that is now in the Finals. This season has healed a lot of the wounds Dwight left behind.
He has been a fantastic teammate, an excellent contributor, and has played his role to absolute perfection each night providing energy rebounding, and toughness when the Lakers have needed it most.
It would be the hope of many a Lakers fan for Dwight to stay on with the purple and gold and potentially finish his career here, but Dwight has proven that he’s still got it and there is a real chance that a team like the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks or Boston Celtics could potentially offer him a starting role which would be hard for him to turn down.
If Dwight does leave, the Lakers need to bring in someone who can offer something close to what Dwight has offered the last year.
JaVale McGee did not show up in Orlando.
He wasn’t the same JaVale who was active on the boards, who blocked shots, and who threw down thunderous dunks.
There is a very real possibility that the Lakers move on from McGee also.
With that being said, here are 3 free agents that the Los Angeles Lakers could bring in to upgrade at center.