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The Houston Rockets are reportedly attempting to trade Dwight Howard. There were rumors a few months ago that he was unhappy and could potentially end up with the Miami Heat, and now they’ll be sure to rise again.
Howard is seeking a max contract when he becomes a free agent this summer. Via Yahoo Sports:
The Houston Rockets have started contacting teams about trading eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, league sources told The Vertical.
Howard, 30, plans to exercise an opt-out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, and uncertainty surrounding the commitment both sides are willing to make has pushed Houston general manager Daryl Morey toward seeking potential trades on the market, league sources said.
The NBA’s trade deadline is Feb. 18.
The Rockets are working with Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, on possible destinations, league executives told The Vertical.
Howard is believed to be seeking a maximum contract extension in July.