The Los Angeles Lakers signed Dwight Howard to a "summer contract" because it has $0 in salary protection.

Howard will earn $14,490 for every day he is on the roster with the per day clock starting on Oct. 21.

The Lakers will likely insert an Exhibit 9 in his deal that will protect the team if Howard suffers an injury during training camp. The Lakers would only be responsible for $6,000 if Howard is injured and waived before the regular season.

The Lakers wanted Howard on a true makegood type of contract.