Josh Smith is not only the Rockets backup plan should Dwight Howard decide to sign with another team. Houston is reportedly interested in making a big splash by pairing the two childhood friends up and signing both this off-season.
In his meeting with the Rockets, Howard is said to have inquired about adding a third star, according to the Houston Chronicle. If Smith and Howard were to agree to team up in H-Town, a sign and trade would need to be performed. The Rockets have reportedly been shopping Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik.
According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports:
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Rockets’ Monday meeting with free agent forward Josh Smith in Los Angeles included a discussion about a possible partnership with him and his childhood friend from Atlanta in Howard.
[...]There would be serious hurdles to this sort of deal, but the Rockets may be able to get it done if they could convince Smith’s former team, the Atlanta Hawks, to take part i...