According to a league source, Howard thought he got a $3 million one-year contract from the Lakers, so he announced his stay online. However, the Laker insiders are adamant that the Lakers have never made a formal contract, saying the dialogue between the two sides is only intention to sign..
According to people familiar with the matter, Howard thought that as long as he agreed to the signing intention, there must be a contract. As a result, he was forced to delete his remarks.
The source also said that the Laker management informed Howards agent that they had to consult with the teams owners before they could offer him a formal contract. Howard waited for an hour without any reply.
At the same time, the 76 people have a strong pursuit of Howard, and their new speaker is former general manager of the Rockets, Morey, and the Rockets signed Howard in 2013. People familiar with the matter also said that enbid was also recruiting to lobby Howard.
Howard decided to join 76 people because he had not received a response from the Lakers.