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Rockets GM Daryl Morey discusses factors that helped Houston land Dwight Howard (VIDEO)

Jul 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

There were seemingly legitimate basketball reasons for Dwight Howard to choose the Rockets in free agency over everyone else.

The easy ones to point to that made the case against the Lakers were the age of Steve Nash, the questionable health of Kobe Bryant, and the fact that Howard never believed that the system run by Mike D’Antoni in Los Angeles was one that would maximize and/or showcase his talents.

But there were real factors in the plus column for Houston that also put the Rockets at the top of this list, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey breaks some of those down in the video clip above.

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