A day after serving a single-game suspension, trade rumors concerning Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard have come rolling in.
The latest buzz surrounding the big man is that the Boston Celtics have strong interest in making a trade with the Rockets centered around Howard.
Unless there are more teams involved that we have yet to hear about, the trade from the Rockets’ perspective makes little sense. The Celtics have nothing to offer in return to match the talent of Dwight Howard.
While Howard is no longer the powerhouse he once was, he is still an exceptional talent– posting ten straight double-doubles before falling victim to an ankle injury in January.
Dwight Howard addressed rumors of potential trade talk to Boston: "I didn't say it, what can I do," he said… https://t.co/SqUYpPRXer
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) February 3, 2016
Since coming to Houston, Howard has been the Rockets’ most consistent player in the postseason, putting up numbers reminiscent of a time when he was the leagues’ most dominant big man.
The only way I see Howard landing in Boston is if he has already told the Rockets he will not be returning next season. If that is the case, the Rockets would be wise to start acquiring assets in order to eventually land a second all-star to play next to James Harden.
If Howard has yet to make up his mind about next season, however, it is unlikely that the Rockets will let him go for anything less than an all-star. Howard’s presence around the rim is too valuable for a Rockets team that struggles to play defense.
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