Lakers Nation Week in Review: Jun. 22- Jun. 29

Lakers Nation Week in Review: Jun. 22- Jun. 29

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DwightThe 2013 NBA Draft has come to an end and the next thing on the schedule is the start of free agency on July 1. The Los Angeles Lakers are gearing up for a hectic off season and their first priority will be to re-sign Dwight Howard.

Although there have been reports that Howard will sign elsewhere, his mind has changed before and Lakers fans are hoping it will one last time.

The NBA will be dominating headlines for the next several weeks and before free agency officially begins here is a week in review.

Lakers Nation News

Mitch Kupchak says Howard’s uncertainty is similar to Kobe Bryant’s in 2004.

The Lakers’ 48th draft pick Ryan Kelly is recovering from a foot injury. 

Dwight Howard will likely sign his new contract on July 10.

Mike D’Antoni hired Mark Madsen as an assistant coach

According to reports Howard is ready to leave Los Angeles.

The Lakers will bring back Jodie Meeks and Robert Sacre.

Chris Duhon and Devin Ebanks will not return to the Lakers.

The Lakers put up billboards pleading to Dwight to stay. 

Phil Jackson wants Howard to stay with the Lakers.

Kupchak expects great things from Kobe when he gets back. 

Los Angeles is taking trade calls for Pau Gasol.

Metta World Peace decided not to opt out of his contract and will remain with the Lakers. 

The Cavaliers are interested in Earl Clark. 

Kobe sees himself playing three or four more years.

Chandler Parsons says he talks to Howard on a daily basis about joining the Rockets.