Los Angeles Lakers they do not plan to sign any player to replace Dwight Howard in the season finale (they did it with Avery Bradley hiring JR Smith) because they think they will be able to convince him to end up playing. That at least coach Frank Vogel has commented:

« We have been in constant communication with Dwight throughout the quarantine and have sent him messages of support. We do not know at the moment the degree of participation that he is going to have, but we know that he wants to play. So we hope that he ends up joining the group «