Howard agreed Monday to a contract with the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
This deal marks Howard's third separate stint with the Lakers, most recently spending last season with the 76ers. Two years ago with Los Angeles, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting 72.9 percent from the field in 18.9 minutes. He should occupy a similar role in 2021-22, though at 35 years old, the miles may start to catch up with him sooner than later.
Howard will start Sunday's game against the Magic, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Sixers are resting several regulars, including Joel Embiid, so Howard will get the nod at center. Expect the veteran to see an uptick in minutes as Philadelphia closes out the regular season and looks ahead to the playoffs.
Howard has been suspended for Friday's game against the Magic for accruing 16 technical fouls this season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 36-year-old received his 16th technical foul during Thursday's loss to the Heat, resulting in the one-game ban. Howard would be suspended an additional game for every two technicals he receives the rest of the way, but that's not a major concern with only one game remaining after Friday. Mike Scott should see more work as a reserve behind Joel Embiid for Philadelphia.
Howard produced 19 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 14 rebounds and an assist across 22 minutes in Saturday's 118-104 win over the Pistons.
It was a game of distinction for Howard, who moved into 11th place on the NBA's career rebounding list. We should see increased run from the veteran as the regular season draws to a close, as coach Doc Rivers will likely elect to rest Joel Embiid for the postseason.
Howard recorded 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks and an assist across 18 minutes off the bench in Sunday's overtime win over the Spurs.
Howard is arguably going through his most productive stretch of the season, as he has posted back-to-back double-doubles just for the second time this season -- though he didn't play more than 18 minutes in any of those games. The veteran big man actually has three double-doubles over his last five outings and is averaging 11.4 points with 9.4 rebounds across 17.8 minutes per game over that five-game span.
Howard played 17 minutes off the bench and recorded 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and an assist Friday in the win over the Hawks.
While Howard played fewer minutes than all starters, he still managed to pace the Sixers in points, rebounds and blocks. He's grabbed double-digit rebounds in eight of 14 games this month. Howard may not score the way he used to, but his ability to crash the glass keeps him fantasy relevant.
Howard registered seven points (3-4 FG, 1-5 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists over 15 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 116-113 loss to the Suns.
Howard has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in three of his last four games. Playing behind MVP candidate Joel Embiid, Howard typically doesn't see much playing time, but when he does, he makes an impact on the glass. During the month of April, Howard is averaging 9.7 rebounds, including 2.9 on the offensive glass. He may not be the scorer he once was, but Howard is still a dominant rebounder.
Howard (knee) will be available for Monday's game against the Warriors, Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice reports.
After a two-game absence, Howard will make his return to the rotation off the bench. The veteran center doesn't need big minutes to put up decent rebounding and shot-blocking numbers, but when Joel Embiid is healthy he's more of a deep-league consideration.
Howard (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Golden State.
A sore knee has kept the veteran big man out of the last two games, but he'll have a chance to return Monday if he can gain clearance. Over his last five healthy games, Howard averaged 5.2 points, 9.0 boards and 0.8 blocks.
Howard (knee) is out Friday against the Clippers, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Howard will miss a second straight game as he deals with left knee soreness. In his absence, Mike Scott and Anthony Tolliver could see more run.
Howard (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.
A sore left knee kept Howard out of Wednesday's win over Brooklyn, and the team will wait to see how it responds Friday before making a final decision. Over his last five games, Howard is averaging 5.2 points and 9.0 rebounds in 17.8 minutes.
Howard has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nets due to left knee soreness, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Despite being left off the initial injury report, Howard won't play Wednesday. As a result, Mike Scott and Anthony Tolliver could see increased run at the five spot for the 76ers behind starter Joel Embiid.
Howard had nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and a block across 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Howard has been playing at least 20 minutes on a regular basis but delivered a strong performance here even if he couldn't complete a double-double -- a feat he has accomplished in four of his last 11 games. Howard has been delivering most of his value on the boards, as he has grabbed double-digit rebounds eight times during that aforementioned 11-game stretch.
Howard posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-9 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks during 26 minutes in the 76ers' 114-94 win against Cleveland on Thursday.
Howard had one of his best performances of the year during the win, as he continues to play an elevated role in the absence of Joel Embiid (knee). Howard now has eight double-doubles since Embiid went down, and his 15 boards Thursday tied for his second-most in any game this season.
Howard will come off the bench Thursday against the Cavaliers.
After a one-game stint in the starting five to go up against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets, Howard will return to the bench against the Cavaliers. In March, Howard averaged 9.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 19.8 minutes.
Howard totaled 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and one assist in a 104-95 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Howard got the start at center but failed to record a defensive stat for just the second time in his last 15 games. The big man was ejected in back-to-back games prior to Tuesday's contest, so it was good to see him play 20 minutes and convert on a high percentage of his shot attempts. Howard has been very strong on the glass over his last 11 games, averaging 10.5 rebounds per game.
Howard will start Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After Mike Scott started two straight games, Howard will get the nod against Nikola Jokic. Across four previous starts this season, he's averaged 8.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in 24.3 minutes.
Howard was ejected from Saturday's game against the Clippers after being assessed two technical fouls, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It's the second consecutive ejection for the 35-year-old, with one coming against each team in Los Angeles. Howard had nine points (0-1 FG, 9-14 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes before being tossed Saturday.
Howard was ejected from Thursday's game against the Lakers after being assessed two technical fouls, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
After getting his championship ring for last year's run with the Lakers prior to the game, Howard got involved in a dust up with Montrezl Harrell in the first half and was ejected. The 35-year-old had gone for six points, two rebounds and two blocks in just six minutes of action. Howard's exit leaves Mike Scott as the only "center" on the roster for the rest of Thursday's game.
Howard scored two points (0-6 FG, 2-4 FT) with 13 rebounds and one steal in a 108-98 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Howard struggled badly with his shooting, but he still made a positive impact on offense thanks to five offensive rebounds. Since returning from the All-Star break, the center has dominated on the glass, recording double-digit rebounds in seven of eight games. Howard has played in every game this season, but he's seen his role increase with Joel Embiid (knee) out of the lineup. In the six games since Embiid went down, Howard has averaged 8.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
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