It was less than a week ago that Matt Barnes told reporters that Dwight Howard assured him that the Lakers were the perennial All-Star's top choice...along with Baron Davis. "I've talked to both of those guys and they wanna be here," he told ESPN.
He was less "aggressive", as the Los Angeles Times put it, yesterday. "There’s teams pulling at him every way. We have real talks more than anything about being a Laker. He has to do what's best for him and his family and what makes him happy," said Howard's former teammate. "It's not about what we want or the Lakers want or what I want. It's about what's best for him and his family."
Matt Barnes in contact with Dwight Howard on playing future - Mark Medina - Los Angeles Times