Howard signs with 76ers after saying he reached deal with Lakers

Lakers center Dwight Howard dribbles upcourt during a game vs. the Spurs.


Free agent center Dwight Howard has agreed to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum with the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent told ESPN.

Fresh off a title with the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard will now serve as a backup to All-Star center Joel Embiid.

A little more than hour before free agency began Friday, Howard tweeted he would remain with the Lakers. (Full story at OutKick.)

Regardless, Howard is coming off an underrated season in which he averaged Howard averaged 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds, and could prove to be a major factor in keeping Embiid healthy as a reliable and still-talented reserve.

The Sixers hired Doc Rivers as coach one season after being swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

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