3 free agent options for the Rockets' biggest need

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3. Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is one of the greatest players in NBA history. Regardless of the fact that he didn't make the NBA's All-75 team, Howard is one of the league's most decorated players.

There aren't many centers that have been better than him.

And look, I get that the 37-year-old version of Howard isn't the same player as he was in his prime. Hell, he couldn't even fetch a home in the NBA in 2022-23, as he was forced to play in the T1 League in Taiwan.

With that being said, he still brings alot to the table as a reserve big man. Just take a look at his last three seasons in the NBA.

In 2019-20, Howard won a championship as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 7.5 points and 7.3 rebounds, while averaging 72.9 percent from the field and 73.2 percent on two-pointers on just 18.9 minutes. The following year, Howard joined the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 7 points and 8.4 rebounds in 17.3 minutes of action, while making 58.7 percent of his shots and 61.1 percent of his two-pointers.

Howard re-joined the Lakers in 2021-22, averaging 6.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 61.2 percent from the field, and 61.8 percent on his two-pointers. The Golden State Warriors mulled adding Howard to the fray but ultimately decided against it.

The Rockets could do much worse than Howard, who is clearly still productive and effective.