Lakers Met With Dwight Howard, Now Waiting for Decision

Dwight Howard

The Lakers met with Dwight Howard on Tuesday at 2pm for just under two hours.

After the meeting, Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash spoke to reporters.

Mike D’Antoni said “keep your fingers crossed.”

Steve Nash said the meeting was productive, and that they discussed building on last season.

According to Yahoo Sports, Kobe talked to Dwight about winning (as if he would say anything else).

Dwight has yet to make a decision, stating merely that the meetings went great.

Mitch Kupchak has released the following statement regarding the meeting.

“Jim Buss, Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Tim Harris and I, along with representatives from our partners at Time Warner Cable SportsNet and AEG, met this afternoon for approximately two hours with Dwight Howard and his representatives Dan Fegan and Happy Walters. At the meeting, we told him how important he is to the Lakers team, franchise, fans and community, and why we feel this is the best place for him to continue his career. We are hopeful that Dwight decides to remain a Laker.”

Dwight currently has no more meetings scheduled. The Lakers, and his other suitors, are presumably waiting on a decision from Howard.

Dwight is planning to take a few days to consider his options, and then will make his decision.

Dwight has said that he would like to make a decision by July 10th, the first day he can officially sign a contract.