Dwight Howard is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent, Charles Briscoe, told ESPN.
The settlement is for the veterans’ minimum exception of $ 2.6 million, sources told ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
Howard, 34, is considered one of the great men of his generation, with career averages of 16.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
He signed a one-year, $ 2.56 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in August 2019, and returned there after a bitter departure in 2013.
Howard, eight times All-Star and three times Defensive Player of the Year, found himself in an unknown role with the Lakers last season, coming off the bench in all but two of his 69 games. In just under 19 minutes per game, Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.
Despite playing even fewer minutes in the postseason, Howard started seven games and won his first NBA championship in his sixteenth season. Before joining the Lakers, Howard appeared in just nine games for the Washington Wizards on the season. 2018-19, missing most of that season after undergoing spinal surgery. When healthy with the Charlotte Hornets in 2017-18, Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.