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It's unknown whether or not if Dwight Howard will stay or leave the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason, but the Houston Rockets are already preparing for the arrival of Howard, as the team is preparing to trade away players to make room for the All-Star center.The team is ready to ship out Thomas Robinson in order to create enough cap space to offer Howard the maximum contract of four-years.The Rockets have also told rival NBA teams that they plan to accept the best offer to move Robinson and eliminate his $3.52-million salary for the 13-2014 NBA season.If their plan can be accomplished, the Rockets will be able to pay Howard around $20.5 million a season .
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So you've heard this rap a million times, by now. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's big plan has always been to build a championship team without ever dropping into the muddy sea floor of the NBA.
That has meant acquiring assets he could flip for a star player. He did it last summer to get James Harden, and if Yahoo! is correct, Morey is trying to trade Thomas...
Dwight Howard could be playing basketball in the Lone Star State in 2013-14.
The star center will visit the Rockets and Mavericks after NBA free agency starts on July 1, according to ESPN.com. Howard has been recruited by Houston guard James Harden since the Rockets’ season ended.
To free up some cap room for Howard, the Rockets plan to trade 2012 No. 5 overall pick Thomas Robinson...
The Houston Rockets have received "hopeful signals" that Dwight Howard is genuinely considering signing with the team in free agency, according to sources.
Howard has conveyed interest in joining James Harden with the Rockets.
Sources say Howard will make in-person recruiting visits to the Rockets and Dallas Mavericks once free agency begins.
Howard may add other teams...
According to a Yahoo! Sports report released Thursday afternoon, the Houston Rockets are in the process of shopping Thomas Robinson and his 3.52 million 2013-14 salary in order to clear cap space to sign Dwight Howard.
This is just the latest clue in the Howard free agency mystery, in which any rumor might be taken as fact and any possible coincidence as a warning sign, and its...
I could be wrong, but I believe that Dwight Howard simply can’t handle the spotlight of being on the Los Angeles Lakers and will sign with another team.
No one should slam him for it, because it is his contractual right as a free agent to go wherever he wants. Houston also might be the best basketball destination for him, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he signed there. The Rockets...
The enigma that is Dwight Howard just suffered through one of the most draining and personally difficult seasons he’s ever had to deal with.
A lot of Howard’s struggles were due in part to him being sensitive and unable to mesh with Kobe Bryant. Those struggles have caused many a pundit and so-called expert to question if Howard is still the premiere big man in the NBA.
The Rockets intend to trade Thomas Robinson in an attempt to eliminate his salary, thus making room to offer Dwight Howard, who is intrigued by the team, a max contract.
Robinson was the 5th pick of the 2012 draft and was traded from the Sacramento Kings in a multiple player trade at the February deadline to Houston.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Stan Van Gundy refutes the notion Roy Hibbert has emerged as a better NBA center than Dwight Howard, believing anyone who picks Hibbert out of the two is a prisoner of the moment.
"Come on, that one's not close," Van Gundy said on Thursday. "You could put that question to 30 general managers in the league -- and give them the choice -- and Indiana, out of loyalty...
With his performance in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, the fan base for Pacers center Roy Hibbert has only continued to grow and grow. The usual pick for best center in the game Dwight Howard, struggled mightily in his one season with the Lakers but was still able to lead [...]
The Houston Rockets are attempting to trade Thomas Robinson in order to create salary cap space in order to pursue Dwight Howard.
The Rockets will accept the best offer to eliminate Robinson's $3.52 million salary for the 13-14 NBA season.
The Rockets would be able to sign Howard to a maximum contract starting at $20.5 million per season.
The Sacramento Kings traded Robinson...