After watching Howard self-implode in game 4 against the Spurs....I don't think there is any chance he returns to the Lakers. He can't handle being the main guy and he has zero leadership qualities.
Don't underestimate the power of money. He will leave millions on the table if he leaves.
That said, I am glad the dreadful Laker season is over. They were snake bitten. Worst injury-plagued season I've ever seen with them. Very disappointed in Howard getting himself kicked out of the game when they were already missing Kobe, Nash, Metta, Blake, and Meeks. A real punk move.
Mitch Kupchak has a lot of work to do.
Is it football season yet?