NBA Rumors: Lakers Assessing Trade Market for Dwight Howard

With LeBron James holding down the fort at center, and Anthony Davis expected to play there as well whenever he returns, the Los Angeles Lakers are apparently ready to move on from Dwight Howard. 

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report says "the Lakers have called rival teams to assess the trade value of Dwight Howard" among others such as Kent Bazemore and DeAndre Jordan. 

As Fischer notes, the Lakers are a little hamstrung when it comes to trade assets if they hope to make a big move by the Feb. 10th deadline. Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrick Nunn are the only non-minimum contract players with "tangible trade value." So the team needs to determine if there's any value in players like Howard. 

Howard, who has a ring from the Lakers' 2020 title, is averaging only 14.7 minutes and 5 points a game this time around.  

Jordan and Bazemore have been even more forgotten in the Lakers' rotation these days, and there's even a possibility that Jordan could be waived to clear up a roster spot. 

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