After Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey welcomed Howard on Twitter, Howard offered this reply:
The 76ers also sent a welcome message to the center:
The Lakers took a flier on Howard after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL during a workout in August 2019. The eight-time All-Star fared well as a bench player, averaging 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 69 games during the regular season.
Philadelphia will count on Howard to fill a similar role as Joel Embiid's primary backup.