Found June 30, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Welcome to the Dwightline, our up-to-the-minute tracker of the saga thats about to unfold starting at 9:00 p.m. PT Sunday. We will be updating this so that aggregates of all the rumors, reports and actual news surrounding Dwight Howards free agency, and for all those directly involved in the proceedings, we can only hope it ends sooner rather than later. A team can agree in principle to a deal with Howard from the moment free agency begins on Sunday night, but the contract cannot be signed until July 10 at the earliest. (This story will be updated continually, with the newest information at the top of the story.) Sunday, June 30: The final chip falls for the Rockets when they trade Thomas Robinson to Portland, according to a Yahoo! Sports report on Sunday evening. The trade is the final step in clearing the cap space necessary to sign Howard. Earlier in the day, the Rockets waived two role players, Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks, to begin to clear said cap space. ...

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