Dwight Howard will sign a non-guaranteed one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources ESPN said.
An agreement has been reached on Howard's repurchase.
Howard met with Lakers management, coaches and teammates on Thursday after training in Los Angeles and convinced the franchisee to give him the opportunity to show that he can be a prolific player without the disruptions that befell him Careers have accompanied his entire career, sources said.
The Lakers will hold leverage on Howard and can cut him out of the NBA's deadline before January 7 at no cost to the team. Howard moves the list of Lakers to a full 15 players.
The need to sign Howard was associated with a possible violation of the Free Agent Center DeMarcus cousin at the end of the season Free Agent in Atlanta in 201
He has previously played only nine games with Washington surgery finished his season.
Howard played a season for the Lakers in 2012-13, then spurned her for the Houston Rockets in free agency.