Black Sports : howard to houston…...

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    Houston is indeed Howard’s choice.
    This ends a nearly two-year drama for Howard, who would sign a four-year, $89 million deal with the Rockets on July 10, barring a sign-and-trade deal between the Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers, who can sign Howard to a five-year, $118 million deal and then trade him to Houston.
    The Rockets made the first presentation to Howard, just minutes after free agency began at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1. The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and the incumbent Los Angeles Lakers followed up that presentation over the course of the next two days.
    Howard’s lone season with the Lakers got off to a tumultuous start, head coach Mike Brown was fired five games into the season and replaced by Mike D’Antoni, who never seemed to find common ground with Howard. A summer that began with so much promise, the acquisitions of both Howard and two-time MVPSteve Nash to go along with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, bottomed out into a seventh-seed in the Western Conference playoff chase and first-round elimination at the hands of the eventual Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs.
    Howard was coming off of back surgery and didn’t appear to get back into regular form until late in the season, but long after the Lakers’ championship dreams had faded. Bryant’s season-ending Achilles injury just before the playoffs began was the final dagger.
    The Rockets won the recruiting battle for Howard and now they have to finish their summer work, the next piece of business being their pursuit and acquisition of Howard’s long-time friend and fellow Atlanta nativeJosh Smith, who is mulling over his free-agent options right now as well.
    Smith, who conducted his own round of in-face meetings with teams in Los Angeles earlier this week as well, is believed to be favoring the Detroit Pistons, whose plans for the combo forward were laid out before he and his representatives met with the Rockets. But the Hawks have interest in Houston center Omer Asik, who one source told NBA.com would be the linchpin to any potential sign-and-trade deal between the two teams.


    http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/07/05/howard-picks-houston/?ls=iref:nbahpts
     
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    Good riddance...
     
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    Oh I'm good. Never expected much from him in the first place knowing his problems with injuries.

    I dig the Clips more anyway. More exciting style of play.
     
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    Houston looks good on paper…….we'll see
     
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    lol, what are you trying to say...he wasn't wanted?
     
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    he will win nothing in Houston.
     
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    I love the addition of Rivers at the helm, to me it will be like when the Lakers brought in PhiL Jackson,just need some glue to bring it all together. I still can't believ the formr joke of L.A. are becoming the toast of the town.
     
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    Some of us knew he was a gamble given his past injuries.

    Besides Shaq been telling what's up with Superman for the longest.
     
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    Don't forget the Clips made the playoffs in 2006. Younger and more dynamic but injury ridden.
     
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