Pacific Notes: Lakers, Howard, Warriors, Jackson

Earlier today, we learned that the Clippers aren't going to make a run at Dwight Howard this summer.  That doesn't come as a tremendous surprise when looking at the Clips' cap situation and the maneuvering they'd have to do in order to retain both Chris Paul and lure DH over from L.A.'s other team.  Speaking of which, do the Lakers have the right plan to keep Howard in purple and gold next season?  More on that and other notes out of the Pacific Division..

  • Ramona Shelburne of wonders if Howard truly understands the Lakers' legacy and fears that the club isn't making the right pitch to him.  Shelburne feels that the Lakers need to impress upon him just how much he is wanted there, despite the vocal criticisms he has heard from fans.
  • Warriors General Manager Bob Myers confirmed to Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News (via Twitter) that the team has not yet made a decision on coach Mark Jackson's option for 2014/15.  However, Myers will talk with Jackson's agent soon.  Kawakami recently predicted that Jackson would get a new deal in the next few weeks.
  • Myers sounds as though he is willing to stand pat this summer, tweets Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News.  The GM indicated that the Warriors are no longer desperate for a big move.

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