The Lakers do not plan to find a replacement for Howard, hoping that he can devote himself to the NBA rematch
Before the NBA players had a”strike”, the Lakers’ backup center Howard was an”activist.” But as the movement slowly subsided, Howard also returned to the state of preparation for the game. Seeing him perform like this, the Lakers slowly let down their hearts. Head coach Vogel also said that the team will not replace JR Smith with the sign of Bradley As such, the team will not find a Howard”substitute”.
However, at home, besides practicing the ball, there is another character who takes care of himself 6 The year-old son David. David’s mother Melissa Royce died unexpectedly on March 27 this year, so Howard is currently spending a lot of time with her son. Family reasons, coupled with Howard’s previous interest in the affirmative movement, have cast a shadow over his prospects for the NBA rematch.
Like the Lakers, another team from Los Angeles, Clippers, also fell into the attitude of the main players Unknown dilemma, this player is an important substitute for the Clippers Lu Williamson. Compared with Howard, Luwei’s position in the Clippers is obviously more important, but his attitude towards whether to participate in the NBA rematch is still”50 to 50.”
In this regard, Clippers coach Rivers is still relatively optimistic, he hopes that Luwei can be on July 8. At the time, he joined the team in Orlando.”So far, we have waited until Lu’s attitude is that he wants to fight, but before we collectively board the plane, anything can happen,” Rivers said,”but we all expect Lu to be with us. , If he didn’t come, I would be very surprised.”
It seems, now at Los Angeles clubs in this situation, Each has different issues to worry about. In this NBA rematch, in addition to the on-court fight, these off-court factors may also become important factors affecting the prospects of the teams.