• Source: Howard, Rockets to meet in L.A.

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jul 1, 2013
    But the Lakers will still make their best pitch, which starts with having a $30 million advantage over the Rockets and every other team that will begin recruiting Howard late Sunday night. Strengths: With a talented, young roster, the Rockets are on the ascent enough that they would likely move to contender status if Howard moves to Houston. Money matters: The Rockets still must clear about $3.5 million more cap room to offer a max contract of four years, $87 million. He and Bryant have a decent relationship, but Howard isn’t nearly as consumed with winning as Bryant, which has caused some friction between the two superstars. The awkwardness surrounding Jackson's role in the franchise after the team stunningly chose Mike D'Antoni to coach the team in November instead of waiting for Jackson to decide on the job has noticeably improved in the last few months.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Potential destination for Dwight Howard: Houston Rockets

      With five meetings in a 48-hour period, Dwight Howard will be given a lot to consider. There will be much to discuss, from offensive systems to marketing advantages, championship potential to star treatment. The suitors to win his services, beginning wi…
      Source: chron.com
    • Sources: Kobe, Nash part of Howard pitch

      Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will be a part of the Lakers' pitch to free agent center Dwight Howard on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN on Sunday.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Source: Howard's pick guided by title hopes

      Dwight Howard's main priority, according to a source close to the nine-year veteran, is finding a destination that will help him win a championship of a different sort.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Houston Rockets likely landing spot for Dwight Howard's flight from LA Lakers

      Dwight Howard has told associates that he doesn’t like Mike D’Antoni’s system, but that’s not the main reason he’s looking to leave L.A. He and Kobe Bryant have a decent relationship, but Howard isn’t nearly as consumed with winning as Bryant. H a ndica…
  • Source: Lakers' Kupchak meets Howard first

    Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met briefly with Dwight Howard face-to-face shortly after 12:01 a.m. ET Monday night when NBA free agency officially opened up, a league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Dwight Howard's reportedly starting off the summer free agency period by meeting with the Houston Ro

    Dwight Howard's reportedly starting off the summer free agency period by meeting with the Houston Rockets late tomorrow night. Guys...they're bringing Olajuwon. [ESPN]Read more...
    Source: deadspin.com

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