Houston Rockets Admit Moving Players To Make Cap Space For Dwight Howard

Houston Rockets admit to moving players to make cap space for Dwight Howard

5/31/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsThe Houston Rockets are on Dwight Howard's shortlist of destinations, and he's on their list too.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

The Houston Rockets are determined to trade forward Thomas Robinson – the fifth pick in the 2012 NBA draft – to create salary-cap space for the pursuit of the Los Angeles Lakers' free-agent superstar Dwight Howard, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Robinson will make $3.2 million next year, and with that off the books, they'll be able to offer Howard a max deal of $20.5 million/season.

The Rockets also said that they'll go with the best offer to move the Robinson.

Sources also said that Howard's interest in Houston has increased, likely due to the cast of characters he'd get to play with in Jeremy Lin, James Harden and Chandler Parsons.

Wojnarowski also said that the trade package would include a trade exception, draft pick and non-guaranteed contracts.

Texas' tax laws and the considerably lessened pressure in Houston are part of what make this a desirable destination for Howard. They have a team that can put up a fight, but it would be a tough road to the championship for them, even with Howard. 

It's also known for it's gorgeous women, and Howard isn't shy about having new baby mamas.

Everyone wins!

.... Except Lakers fans.

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