The NBA free agent frenzy is set to begin at 12:01a July 1st. Houston Rockets C Dwight Howard is looking to cash in on possibly his last max salary contract, after having opted out of his deal that would have paid him $23M for the 2016-17 season.
Why did he leave that money on the table? It could be bad blood with SG James Harden or a rift with GM Daryl Morey who tried to trade him before the All-Star game in February. In any event I don’t think the Rockets are looking to open up the purse for the big man.
But should they?
Your options on the team for a starting center are 22 year-old Clint Capela and rookies Chinanu Onuaku who played for Louisville and Zhou Qi from China. (Dwight Howard doesn’t sound so bad now hunh?)