Despite Decline, Free-Agency Market Will Treat Dwight Howard Like a Superstar

March 30th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Dwight Howard doesn't dominate the NBA like he once did with the Orlando Magic. At 30, nearly four years after having a herniated disc removed from his back, he may never be a singular force again—certainly not with the James Harden-led Houston Rockets.

Despite all that, Howard is going to get paid this summer.

By almost every measure, Howard's role, particularly on the offensive end, has shrunk since he landed in Texas in 2013...

Even though his interior touches are among the most efficient of any Rockets player.

Again, despite all that, Howard is going to get paid this summer.

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, Howard could sign a four-year deal worth around $129 million ($32M/year) if he declines his $23.3 million option with the Rockets for 2016-17. If he stays in Houston, he could cash in on an even more lucrative five-year pact.

Those numbers, while seemingly ludicrous for a guy whose scoring (14 points per game) is at the lowest level since his rookie season, could be closer to the NBA's new normal.

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