The Los Angeles Lakers felt that Dwight Howard had already "made up his mind" before even meeting with them on Tuesday, according to a source. The source also described him as "emotionless."

"He would barely look us in the eye," the source said.

A second source from the Lakers said "we felt like we were wasting our time" in the meeting.

Howard wasn't comfortable playing for Mike D'Antoni, who said few words to him during the meeting.