Dwight Howard lands his perfect role
Meaningful minutes, very little attention
BY DAVID THORPE
In July, the Lakers shipped off almost every tradable draft pick and young player they had for Anthony Davis. He’s an MVP-caliber big man. But he prefers not to play center, and he has the right to leave for another team next summer—keeping him happy is paramount. So they really needed starting center DeMarcus Cousins to be at his best.