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Lakers stake future to Dwight Howard

Updated: February 21, 2013, 3:01 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Despite all that has gone wrong in Dwight Howard's first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, general manager Mitch Kupchak says the team still is hitching its wagon to the All-Star center.

"Dwight is our future," Kupchak told "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on ESPN Radio on Wednesday. "Kobe [Bryant] has one more year on his deal [this year, plus one]. That's all I can bank on or this organization can bank on. I have no idea if he wants to continue to play beyond next year. As of now, we're ...

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