NBA rumors have continued to link players with various teams during the 2020 off-season. In this update, we will be covering Dwight Howard's comments about his future contract with the LA Lakers. Additionally, we will also have a look at the update regarding Atlanta Hawks's potential move for Celtics star Gordon Hayward.
Without further ado, let's get started.
NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard believes he has 'earned' a higher-paying contract with the LA Lakers
Dwight Howard recently won his first-ever NBA championship with the LA Lakers in the Orlando Bubble. The 34-year-old was an important role player for the team as he stepped up at both ends of the court whenever the team needed him to.
With the player entering free agency this off-season, NBA rumors have linked him with a number of teams. Howard, though, has made it clear that he wants to stay with the LA Lakers but believes that he deserves to get better wages going forward.
The LA Lakers are already relatively low in cap space. However, Dwight Howard being an important role player for the franchise, it remains to be seen if the LA Lakers do enough to re-sign the player for the 2020-21 NBA season.
NBA Rumors: The Atlanta Hawks could acquire Gordon Hayward this off-season
NBA rumors have reported that the Atlanta Hawks are looking to be one of the more active teams during the 2020 off-season. In this regard, it appears that the franchise has locked at Gordon Hayward as one of their targets.
Hayward currently has a player option with the Boston Celtics for $34.1 million but is yet to sign it. This delay has reportedly given the Atlanta Hawks hope that they could acquire the 30-year-old and offer him a big contract ahead of next season.
The Hawks need a secondary ball-handler and have also targeted Kemba Walker, according to NBA rumors.
The franchise has one of the most talented young rosters in the league. The arrival of experienced players like Gordon Hayward or Kemba Walker could help the franchise take a massive step forward in the 2020-21 season.