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Report: Dwight Howard asked Rockets about adding another max player

Jul 1, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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The Houston Rockets just moved heaven and earth and Thomas Robinson to have room so they could sit down with Dwight Howard and offer him a four-year, $87 million max deal.

So what did Howard ask them? How they could add another max guy. That according to the Houston Chronicle.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey discussed not only the plans going forward, but was also asked about how the Rockets were built to position themselves to be able to offer a second max contract.

James Harden already has a max contract, so apparently Howard wants a Miami-like three max player system.

Here’s the problem with that — it worked in Miami because of LeBron James. Neither Howard nor Harden are LeBron James. Also, what we are seeing in Miami is showing cracks and because of the three max deals it will be hard for the Heat to fix them.

Harden, Howard and a host of quality role players around them — Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin and others — may be a more likely contender than another three-headed beast surrounded by minimum guys. To clear room for another max you’d have to almost give away Lin and Asik at least.

The good news for the Rockets out of that is Howard seems to be thinking about winning, and if his decision is about the rings the Rockets are in a strong position.

  1. pgcubano - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    dwight is such a rather suck than have this crybaby on my team

  2. mazblast - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    He hasn’t even signed with the Rockets yet, and already he’s whining and making demands.

    The fans of the team that signs this big crybaby had better be ready for 4-5 years of incessant carping.

  3. florida727 - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    I have really mixed feelings about D12. He may be the most physically imposing presence in the league since Shaq, but, like Shaq, he has a lot of holes in his game so I’m not convinced he’s “the next great thing”. His free throw shooting make him a late game liability. His mid-range shooting is very suspect. He definitely doesn’t have the range of a, say, Tim Duncan. Conversely, he can defend the rim and bang with anybody in the NBA. What he definitely needs though is to surround himself with better people, people willing to tell him what he does NOT want to hear all the time.

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