Howard Definitely Meeting With Rockets, Mavs
The NBA free agency period doesn’t begin until July 1 _a month from Saturday _ but the Mavericks and Rockets have reason to believe they will at least get to sit down face-to-face with Dwight Howard.
A league source on Friday confirmed an earlier ESPN report that 27-year-old Howard has strong interest in meeting in meeting with the Mavericks and Rockets, plus possibly other potential suitors.
Of course, the fact remains that Howard is under contract with the Lakers until July 1 and no other teams can have direct or indirect contact with him until then. Plus, Howard has a well-documented history of changing his mind.
Friday’s reports follow a Sunday CBSsports.com story that said Howard’s return to the Lakers is far from a done deal, and that Houston and Dallas are among “several teams” he is “going to take a hard look at.”