DALLAS -- According to several national media outlets, Los Angeles Lakers free agent center Dwight Howard is likely to decide on Friday where he'll continue his basketball career.
Earlier this week Howard met with Houston, Atlanta, Golden State, the Dallas Mavericks and the Lakers to hear sales pitches on why he should play for their organization. The Lakers can offer Howard a five-year, $118 contract while the other four teams can only offer him a four-year, $88 million deal.
Whichever team Howard decides to play for, he can't sign his contract until July 10. That means, until then, he can change his mind.
It's no different than a high school athlete making a verbal college commitment, then changing his mind and signing elsewhere when the national signing day rolls around.
-- Dwain Price
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