After the Lakers and Briscoe were given permission to seek the opportunity by the Grizzlies, Howard and Kidd were able to connect in person, league sources told The Athletic. They discussed life, their playing days together, the possibility of Howard joining the Lakers. Howard’s message to Kidd and the Lakers was the same one he delivered to The Athletic in July from NBA summer league: He’s learned from the past several seasons, learned that, at age 33, he is simply one of the guys now. Howard believes he can contribute at a high level for any NBA team, but the eight-time All-Star also understands he has to focus on rebounding, defense, blocking shots, finishing around the rim and simply playing whenever he is asked. He has accepted it — as much as those in the basketball community have doubted his words.
November 25, 2020 | 10:10 pm EST Update
“We are delighted that Marcus has chosen to continue his career with the Clippers,” said Frank. “We obviously depend on his scoring, shooting ability, and defensive versatility. With his experience, toughness, and team-first approach, we will look to him as a leader as well.”
The LA Clippers have re-signed free agent Patrick Patterson, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that they have acquired guard Jalen Lecque in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In exchange, the Thunder receive forward TJ Leaf and a future second-round draft selection.
E’Twaun Moore: I want to thank the city of New Orleans and everyone who showed love throughout the past 4 years! We made some great memories and can’t ask for more! You will be missed!! 🙏💯#NOLA #504 #grateful