EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and coach Mike D'Antoni all believe Dwight Howard should stick with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Howard is in no hurry to announce his free-agent decision after the Lakers' disappointing season.
The seven-time All-Star center wrapped up his first season in Los Angeles on Tuesday by vowing to make his decision in his own best interests, giving no indication he favored the Lakers over any other team.
Howard says he returned from offseason back surgery several months earlier than expected because he wanted to win with Bryant and the Lakers, only to watch their season dissolve.
Bryant says Los Angeles is ``the perfect spot'' for Howard to have the career he deserves. Bryant also thinks the Lakers' current core should return intact this fall.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Spurs vs. Bucks Prediction Will the Spurs cover as a road favorite when they visit the Bucks at 8:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Blazers vs. Bulls Pick Can the Chicago Bulls stay tough at home when they host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Davis aims to lift visitors to victory Anthony Davis has a league-leading 599 points through 19 games. Still, even his Herculean efforts seemingly aren’t enough to pull the Pelicans out of the...
Thumbnail Whiteside takes his one-man show to Rip City After a 2-8 start out of the gate, Miami has righted itself quite nicely. But will Erik Spoelstra’s crew be able to sustain that momentum in the Pacific...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Nuggets Prediction After stunning the Warriors last night as a double-digit underdog, will the Rockets cover again tonight when they visit the Nuggets at 10:30PM...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages