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Report: Dwight Howard to rejoin Lakers after buyout with Grizzlies.

Report: Dwight Howard to rejoin Lakers after buyout with Grizzlies !-- -- Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 24, 2019 - 10:57am MANILA, Philippines Dwight Howard is heading to the Los Angeles Lakers on a non-guaranteed deal after a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Howard surrendered nearly $2.6 million of his $5.6 million salary to Memphis in the buyout. class="twitter-tweet" .1289398280802 Sources: Dwight Howard surrendered nearly $2.6M of his $5.6M guaranteed salary to Memphis in buyout.

He can earn $2.6M on his vet minimum deal with Lakers -- if he survives on roster past early January. Ideal outcome for Grizzlies, who never intended to bring Howard to camp.

a Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 24, 2019 The 6'11" center can reportedly earn that back if he stays on the Lakers' roster beyond early January 2020. Per Wojnarowski, the Lakers will be able to cut Howard before the January 7 deadline to guarantee contracts for the season without cost to the team should they want to. class="twitter-tweet" readability="8.5673076923077 Dwight Howard's deal with the Lakers will be non-guaranteed, league source tells ESPN.

Howard had several meetings with Lakers officials, and they'll give him a chance to show he's made changes in how he conducts himself. Lakers players were involved in process.

Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 23, 2019 Howard had been with the Lakers before during the 2012-2013 NBA season but did not get along with superstar Kobe Bryant at the time. Howard comes as a replacement for the injured Demarcus Cousins.

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