Dwight Howard does not expect a trade

As he begins the process of refusing to complain anymore about his role, Dwight Howard wanted to make one thing clear about his Lakers future.

“I plan on being here for the remainder of the season,” he said. “My focus and team’s focus is to do what we can do to get into the playoffs.”

Will that sentiment last once he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1? He could re-sign for five years and $117.9 million instead of a four-year, $87.6 million deal with another team.

– Reported by Mark Medina of theĀ Los Angeles Daily News