NBA Trade News: Houston Rockets Still Plan To Pursue Kevin Durant All-Out
Kevin Durant in free agency market. Indeed, it’s a mouth-watering option for many teams. The Houston Rockets acquired James Harden from Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, and the Rockets aren’t giving up the race for Durant as well.Advertisement
The Rockets continue to go all-out for Kevin Durant once he becomes a free agent. The front office of the franchise believes they can compete with any team in the chase for the OKC All-star.
Kevin Durant is a close friend of James Harden. Rockets are relying on this friendship to rope in Durant. And the Rockets think they can sign KD to a maximum contract while re-signing Dwight Howard, according to Real GM.
Houston has no plans of trading Dwight Howard, reports Sports Illustrated.
Howard, an eight-time All-Star, had to deal with back and knee issues this season. The 30-year-old is averaging 14.4 points and 11.8 rebounds in 31.9 minutes this year. He has been called for 12 technical fouls this season.
The Golden State Warriors are hot favorites to sign Durant in free agency if he leaves OKC, reports Morning New USA on Wednesday. The Houston Rockets will challenge them in the pursuit.