Why trade for Dwight Howard when you can just sign him in the offseason?
That’s a question many teams asked themselves without finding an answer.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
The Rockets tried to move Howard, but they couldn’t find anyone offering enough.
So, Houston is stuck with Howard – which isn’t so bad. The Rockets are just a half game from playoff position, and Howard can help them reach the postseason. It’s not the championship-chasing goals they had to begin the season, but plenty of teams would be happy with just a playoff appearance.
The problem for Houston is what comes next, when Howard opts out to become a free agent this summer
These are hard questions for everyone involved, and Houston is left with the toughest of them.