While there may be a handful of teams doing their best to create cap space to sign Los Angeles Lakers free agent to be, Dwight Howard, how many teams have a bug in his ear daily?
Well, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, at least one.
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons says he’s been talking to Dwight Howard ‘every day’ which may be one of the reasons the Rockets feel so confident about their ability to land one of the biggest free agent prizes of the 2013 offseason.
Per the Houston Chronicle:
Rockets players have a thread that allows them to share text messages as a group this offseason. Parsons, however, added a separate thought for Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, the Rockets’ primary free-agent target.
“After watching that last night,” Parsons said, “I hit him with, ‘Come to Houston. That could be us.’ ”
That wasn’t anything new for Howard. He has heard plenty from Parsons this offseason.
“I talk to Dwight every day,” Parsons said. “I’ve created a relationship with him, where I feel like we’re very close. He hits me up about everything. I’ve covered pretty much every question he’s had. I basically tell him, ‘We have a chance to be really good without you next year. We’re going to have a good season. Why not come and join us, join our core guys who are for sure to be here and make us great, make us contend for a championship?’
“That’s the main point I’ve gotten from talking to him. He wants to win. He wants to win rings. It’s obvious there is no better fit, no better team or opportunity to do that than with us.”