Posted July 05, 2013

Report: Houston Rockets to sign Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard has signed with the Houston Rockets. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dwight Howard has signed with the Houston Rockets. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The courtship of free-agent center Dwight Howard appears to have finally come to an end on Friday.

Howard has chosen to sign with the Houston Rockets, according to USA Today, citing an anonymous source. Howard has yet to announce his decision publicly.

However, Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, told Yahoo! Sports that Howard has yet to finalize his decision about where he will play next season. Fegan said Howard is hoping to make his decision either tonight or tomorrow morning.

Howard met with the Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers this week.

Howard averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds in his first season in Los Angeles after being traded from the Orlando Magic last August.


11 comments
BostonInToronto
BostonInToronto

And in a related story, the Houston Rockets decide they do not want to win an NBA championship for the next decade.

Oscar5
Oscar5

I would pick the center for the Spurs before Howard

HerschelAnderton
HerschelAnderton

he might be the most over rated player in the last 20 years.  that's not hyperbole. whoever wants this clown can have him... and,   as a hawks fan (feel free to insert joke) i cringed when there were rumors that he may head our way.  

emtb11
emtb11

My condolences Rockets fans.

..m@vrick
..m@vrick

he sucks for the money .. for sure.. he has not proved that he is worth the money  for example we have Orlando, Los Angeles and I guess Houston will be the next stop.

Ray1950
Ray1950

What's the over/under on how many weeks into the season before he demands a trade?

..m@vrick
..m@vrick

Dwight sucks anyways .. its time to hit the reset button on the lakers and get rid of the Coach ..


Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The stars head at night is big and bright...

Good luck to you Texas.

6marK6
6marK6

You dodged a bullet, Golden State.

nfinitwordsfoto
nfinitwordsfoto

@..m@vrick Dwight definitely does not suck and if you think he sucks, you have absolutely no clue about basketball.  That said, he's not worth the headaches that he comes with.  It's a risk for Houston but there weren't any other potential game-changers.