The Lakers are auditioning potential replacements for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, who suffered a torn ACL during an organized pickup game last week in Las Vegas. He is expected to miss most of the season, according to ESPN.
Howard is under contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, but the team has allowed him to explore playing elsewhere in the NBA, according to ESPN. He isn't expected to play a game with the franchise.
Howard, 33, battled injuries last season and only played in nine games with the Washington Wizards. The eight-time NBA All-Star underwent surgery on Nov. 29 to repair a disc in his lower back and missed the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.