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Mitch Kupchak, at exit interviews, urged D Howard (through media) to give Lakers early commitment but now he seems
to accept that Dwight is going to explore free agency before telling the Lakers he's returning - IF he's returning at all.
"It's my understanding that he'll be a free agent on July 1," said Kupchak to Maggie Gray of SI.com last week at the Brooklyn Nets training facility for a pre-draft combine. "He'll have opportunities that he'll look at and hopefully we'll be in the running or we'll be at the top in the very end."
"I have confidence in what we're providing him, for him to make a decision — playing in Los Angeles, having the resources to build around him in the future, opportunities off the court business-wise, lifestyle," Kupchak told SI.com. "So that gives us confidence, but he's earned the right to be become a free agent."