Dwight Howard’s father believes his son will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers after this season.

Howard and his parents speak frequently.

When asked about the Brooklyn Nets, Dwight Howard Sr. said: “Oh, I doubt it. That would surprise me.”

The Atlanta Hawks could present themselves as an attractive alternate destination. The Hawks will have significant salary-cap space after this season. Plus Howard is a native of Atlanta.

“Dwight hasn’t said anything about Atlanta, either,” Howard Sr. said. “But he likes home. I think he would love to end his career here, even though he hasn’t said that publicly.”

The Lakers’ situation, Howard Sr. said, has worn on his son.

“L.A. has been like humble pie for him," he said. "When you go from being the man in one city (Orlando) to second or third tier, it takes a toll on you mentally.”