Dwight Howard: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Rockets C

December 16th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has the ability to decline a player option following the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, and speculation regarding his future with the franchise is starting to ramp up. 

Continue for updates. 

Howard Expected to Opt Out Wednesday, Dec. 16 According to USA Today's Sam Amick, Howard appears headed for free agency when the season comes to a close.    

"Howard has a player option for next season worth $23.2 million, but a person with knowledge of the Rockets situation said they are expecting him to opt out and become a free agent," Amick wrote. "The person spoke to USA Today Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation."

The news comes on the heels of a report from Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that indicated Howard has grown unhappy playing the role of sidekick to Rockets superstar James Harden. 

Howard hand-picked Houston when he signed a four-year, $87.6 million deal with the Rockets prior to the 2013-14 season, and he reiterated his commitment to the franchise during the team's current three-game road trip ...

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