The Houston Rockets have been considered as the favorites to land Dwight Howard, but the team also has other plans. According to Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are interested in free agents Corey Brewer and J.R. Smith, while also considering bringing back Carlos Delfino.
If the Rockets do not land Howard, they are expected to be careful to protect their cap flexibility for next season. If they do get Howard, they would be limited to a sign-and-trade deal with the Hawks and would be limited in what they could offer.
The Rockets have expressed interest in Nuggets forward Corey Brewer whether they can get Howard or not. They are interested in Knicks guard J.R. Smith if they don’t get Howard and have cap room. There is also interest in bringing back forward Carlos Delfino.
The Rockets are also looking at other options in case Howard goes elsewhere, and are considering bringing in Josh Smith, whether Dwight signs with the team or not.
J.R. Smith has said that he wants to stay with the New York Knicks, but the Phoenix Suns have also been rumored to be interested in last season’s Sixth Man of the Year.
Brewer would probably be a good fit with Houston, as he is used to a high-pace offense with Denver. As for Delfino, it seemed that the Rockets would let go of their free agent, but if the Howard plan doesn’t work out they could consider bringing back the veteran shooter.