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Live discussion: What happens next for Dwight Howard and Lakers

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Join Times Lakers writer Mike Bresnahan and NBA editor Barry Stavro today at 11:30 a.m. for a live video discussion about the end of the Lakers season, and the impending end of the Clippers' season.

The Lakers' season came to a halt on Sunday, and the next big question is whether or not Dwight Howard will return next season.

As Bresnahan wrote Tuesday,

"There's unanimity within the Lakers. Kobe Bryant and General Manager Mitch Kupchak both want Dwight Howard to return.

"There's also a problem within the Lakers: Howard isn't so sure.

"He declined to reveal which way he was leaning after his one-year run with the Lakers.

"I'm going to take my time, get away from the game, my phones and everything and just clear my head," Howard said Tuesday in an end-of-season interview at the team's practice facility. "I'll do what's going to be best for myself, what's going to make me happy. I can't control who likes me, who dislikes me, but I have the right to be happy."

 

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