Why Al Jefferson Would Fit Houston Rockets Just as Well as Dwight Howard

June 29th, 2013 by Matthew Schmidt Leave a reply »

We all know the buzz around the Houston Rockets: that free-agent big man Dwight Howard may want to join forces with James Harden and company under the roof of the Toyota Center and potentially form a title contender.

Rocket fans are thrilled at the possibility—and rightfully so. After all, Howard, when healthy, is the best big man in the game, and his addition to what is already a solid lineup could ultimately put Houston over the top.

That being said, there also remains the chance that Howard does not take his talents to south Texas. Maybe he will end up in the northern part of the state with the Dallas Mavericks? Maybe he signs with his hometown Atlanta Hawks? Or perhaps he decides to take the extra $30 million to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers?

Either way, given the nice financial flexibility that the Rockets will have this summer, general manager Daryl Morey is likely to come away with someone this offseason. Even if that "someone" isn't Dwight, it could be a pretty darn good player.

One name that immediately comes to mind?

Al Jefferson.

Jefferson is probab ...

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