Howard joined the Rockets in the off-season, declining a bigger contract offer to remain with the Lakers. The Rockets (54-28) captured the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, while the Lakers (27-55) were decimated by injuries the entire season.
In Howard's lone season with the Lakers, the team won 45 games but didn't last long in the first round of the playoffs against the
Howard averaged 26.0 points, 13.7 rebounds and 2.83 blocks in six postseason games with the Rockets.
A number of former Lakers also made it to the postseason.
The Lakers drafted
The Thunder have a pair of former Lakers in
The Lakers also originally drafted Patrick Beverley in the second round of the 2009
Finally, the Lakers also drafted