Dwight Howard could be on his way to Miami Heat soon. Rumor has it that Howard is unhappy playing second fiddle to James Harden at the Houston Rockets.
Howard will be an unrestricted free agent next year. It would make sense for Rockets to trade his expiring contract to a team that Howard sees a future in. Miami Heat would make sense since it has two highly tradeable assets in Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside. While Bosh is only in the second year of a five-year deal, Whiteside is expected to get his huge payday next summer. Rockets would be keen to give Whiteside the max extension next summer. Whiteside leads the NBA in blocks this season (4 bpg).
Another interesting option would be if Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets agree to a direct swap between DeMarcus Cousins and Howard. It could be a win-win situation for all parties.
Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops has the latest scoop: “Dwight Howard is extremely unhappy in Houston playing second fiddle to alpha dog James Harden, multiple league sources tell SheridanHoops.com.”
The 12-13 Rockets have struggled to find any rhythm this season, a year after finishing with the second seed in the mighty Western Conference.
A week ago, we reported that Howard and Rockets are headed for an ugly break-up. It appears that the break-up is going to happen sooner than expected.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.