NBA trade rumors latest news: Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard headed to new team
As NBA trade deadline comes close and closer rumors about more players being on the trading list is becoming shrill. Many players who were thought to be indispensoble for their respective teams seem set to be moved to other teams.
On the other hand the ones who have flopped recently are also staring at their prospects of being movef to other teams after being traded with players who are expected to do better than the present ones.
In the meantime there are rumors doing the rounds that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard may be headed to be on the trading list.
There are rumors doing the rounds that he may become a free agent before February 18 trade deadline. This may be due to his reported unhappiness in Houston and ability to opt out of his contract following the 2015-16 season, and according to Chris Crouse of hooprumors.com, Brooklyn is a good fit.
A report in the nj.com says “Crouse proposed a deal that would send Howard and point guard to the Nets for star center Brook Lopez and small forward Joe Johnson, a deal that would send $44.6 million in 2015-16 salary to Houston and $43 million to Brooklyn”.
In the meantime while talking about it Crouse says,Â “The Nets would get a new face of the franchise in Howard and a talented point guard in Lawson, who could play besides Jarrett Jack to give the Nets a somewhat exciting backcourt, something they lacked for quite some time…The Rockets would add two proven scoring options to help ease Harden’s burden on the offensive end and they would get younger at the center position. Adding Lopez, whose Player Efficiency Rating is 20.49 this season, would give the team an All-Star whose career is on the same trajectory as Harden’s and they would form a more lethal duo than the Harden-Howard pairing.”