Jan 20, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Lakers 108-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Source Says Rockets "Already Have" Dwight Howard


The Dwight Howard free agency has been crazy this summer. Teams have pulled out all the stops to get Dwight Howard this summer, teams are bringing Hall of Famers along, having others Skype. There are billboards outside the Staples Center, promises of statues and television shows.

But the Houston Rockets who had the first meeting with Dwight Howard are the ones most likely to win the bidding war for his services.

At least if you ask them.

“They already have him, if you talk to them,” one league source said, via CBS Sports.

Putting Omer Asik on the market is an indication of their confidence. If Dwight signs with Houston he isn’t needed. The Philadelphia Sixers would be a potential trade partner, they got burned by Andrew Bynum last year and former Rockets GM Sam Hinkie is their new front office leader.

“Rival teams say the Rockets are making Lin available” according to CBS as well. And they’re expected to move both Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik ahead of the July 10th free agent signing date.

Of course a different source said Dwight was all but determined to go to Dallas.

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  • bill williams

    Don’t know how they expect to flip Lin when his is going to make 14-15 million in two years

    • Robert Han

      Maybe Mike Dantoni will want Lin in a SnT with the Rox for D12.

  • Jah

    The Sixers is NOT the potential trade partner if we trade Asik. It will be the Atlanta Hawks due to the fact they can sign and trade Josh Smith to us.