Dwight Howard has reportedly made up his mind and will sign with the Houston Rockets, according to USA Today Sports.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 5, 2013
Houston was thought to be the frontrunner for Howard for a number of reasons. One was that Howard had said the most important thing for him now is winning and teaming up with James Harden is about as good as he could have done.
The Warriors appeared to be a potential destination for the big man, but after trading for Andre Iguodala today, were unable to convince the big man to head their way.
The Los Angeles Lakers pulled out all of the guns in their pitch to keep Howard. This past season was not enough to convince Howard that winning titles was in the future for himself in LA. This may not necessarily be happening according to a report by Adrian Wojanarowksi of Yahoo! Sports.
Dwight Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan tells Y! Sports: “Dwight has not finalized his decision.” — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013
Well, the drama continues then. It does feel like it has come down to Houston and LA at this moment and if you’re Howard, how do you not go with the Rockets?
Nevertheless, multiple sources tell Y! Sports Howard has chosen the Rockets but is still finalizing details of agreement.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2013
Once again, the Western Conference looks to be having teams move up into contender territory, first with the Warriors and now the Rockets.
The Thunder came in as the favorites to win the conference odds-wise but now it’s looking like they’ll have some more competition on their hands.