Dwight Howard: Zero Salary Protection Contract With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Dwight Howard to a “summer contract” because it has $0 in salary protection.

Howard will earn $14,490 for every day he is on the roster with the per day clock starting on Oct. 21.

The Lakers will likely insert an Exhibit 9 in his deal that will protect the team if Howard suffers an injury during training camp. The Lakers would only be responsible for $6,000 if Howard is injured and waived before the regular season.

The Lakers wanted Howard on a true makegood type of contract.

Dwight Howard spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13 joining the team with Steve Nash in Los Angeles as an attempt to create championship contender. He lead the NBA in rebounding and played through injuries. During his time with the Lakers he feuded with Superstar Kobe Bryant and ultimately left Los Angeles as a free agent after the Lakers lost in the first round of the playoffs for the Houston Rockets.

Lets take a look Dwight’s BEST highlights from his one season with the Lakers.

The Lakers waived Aric Holman in order to create a roster spot for Dwight Howard.

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