The NBA veteran center is returning to Los Angeles. . Howard signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Lakers on Monday. . The eight-time All-Star spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13. . Howard led the NBA in rebounds but did not get along with Lakers' star Kobe Bryant. . Howard has spent the past six seasons with six different NBA franchises. . He has not played since November after undergoing spinal surgery. . Howard is expected to take over as the Lakers starting center . after DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL last month.