NBA Free Agency 2013: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets Having Dinner at 12:01 ET

Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets have the first crack at landing the most highly coveted free agent on the market, Dwight Howard, when the negotiation period officially kicks off at 12:01 a.m. ET. According to reports, the Rockets will waste no time beginning discussion. Houston will reportedly meet with Howard for dinner as soon as free agency begins and the conversations are expected to evolve in to serious basketball conversations.

From Marc Stein of

Houston has began clearing cap space like crazy with the trade of Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trail Blazers and by making Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik available for trade. Houston will face stiff competition from the Dallas Mavericks, but they certainly have the ammunition to make things happen.

In just a matter of minutes, the Dwightmare will begin.

Free agency kicks off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Topics: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA Free Agency

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