A lot of Houston Rockets fans seem to be upset that the Rockets didn’t make a big splash right before the deadline. Let’s not get too greedy. Don’t forget that Daryl Morey swung a deal to land James Harden just four days before the regular season kicked off. They also signed guys like Jeremy Lin who has been on fire as of late as well as Omer Asik who may be named the Most Improved Player of the Year.
The Rockets also just added another young piece to their core in Thomas Robinson, who the Rockets loved during the 2012 NBA Draft. But with that being said, the plan stays the same. Morey wants to pair Harden with another superstar caliber player.
Josh Smith has been rumored to be traded all season long, and although he was close to getting moved it didn’t happen. The Atlanta Hawks decided to keep him, which will ultimately be a huge mistake. Smith already has one foot out the door in Atlanta and it doesn’t look like it will be going back in. He has named Houston as one of the destinations he would love to play for.
The Rockets would love to add Josh Smith to their talented young roster, but not as much as they would love to add the best center in the league, Dwight Howard.
Dwight refuses to commit to the Los Angeles Lakers. He doesn’t seem to fit in with the L.A lifestyle or in the spotlight. He seems more fit to be in a little bit of a smaller city like he was with the Orlando Magic. He has already came out and said he was “intrigued” by the Rockets and the moves they made recently.
The Laker fans and teammates seem to be not so impressed by the big man, especially Kobe Bryant. I would go as far as to say that Kobe and Dwight hate each other. Kobe knows his time is running out and he needs to pass the torch, but for whatever reason he doesn’t see that potential in Dwight. Even though the Lakers decided to not trade Howard at the deadline it could still work in their favor if he was to walk.
The Lakers have a ton of money put in their entire roster and signing Howard to a multi-year max contract will basically make it impossible for them to make any other major or even minor moves. It’s obvious to see their roster isn’t working out, so why sign him to such a big contract and make it to where you have to throw the same rotation every night?
I think it’s safe to say that one of these guys will be in Houston next season. I’m not sure which one it will be, but if they’re both available the Rockets will put all their effort in bringing the Superman to Clutch City.