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NBA Rumors: Houston Rockerts Will Pursue Howard, Bynum and Smith Reviewed by Momizat on . The Houston Rockets have been in search of a superstar player for quite some time and according to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team is hoping it can land a big name The Houston Rockets have been in search of a superstar player for quite some time and according to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team is hoping it can land a big name Rating:
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NBA Rumors: Houston Rockerts Will Pursue Howard, Bynum and Smith

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metta-world-peace-dwight-howardThe Houston Rockets have been in search of a superstar player for quite some time and according to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team is hoping it can land a big name player this summer.

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The Rockets did acquire James Harden before the start of the 2012-13 season, but if the team wants to make that next step to become an upper echelon squad, it has to get more star power. Houston has always been interested in Lakers center Dwight Howard and the front office will do whatever it can to convince him to leave Los Angeles for the Lone Star State.

Sources say the Rockets’ preference is to sign Dwight Howard, but will pursue Andrew Bynum and Josh Smith as alternatives.

As they stand right now, the Rockets are a very explosive team and all of their young players are continuing to get better. Houston is currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference standings and they have already beaten the Lakers twice this season. With the regular season coming down to an end, the Lakers and Rockets will be battling for playoff positioning.

Although the Lakers are more concerned about catching the Utah Jazz, who are above them in the standings, the team will benefit greatly whenever the Rockets lose a game. The Lakers and Rockets play one more in the final game of the regular season, a match that may have serious playoff implications.

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  • De-Real

    Please not Bum-num. (Bynum)

  • Ted

    As Rocket fan, I don’t want Howard on my team. He will find something else to bitch about. Besides, Asik is just as good a rebounder and in 1-2 years, will have improved his offense. Don’t need him!

  • PRIMETIME 2169

    D.Howard will not B happy were he go’s he think he is all that until he GET’S a Ring he can’t say a word . The Lakers is Kobe’s team and that is that …..

    • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.logan.33 Glenn Logan

      The Lakers is Los angeles’s team, nobody loves Kobe more than me but Kobe can’t do it by himself. If you notice the Lakers have better success when Kobe shares the team, because it’s a team sport. We need to start giving the rest of the fellas some credit and respect too. How well we do depends on how we all play as a single unit, and of course with Kobe leading the charge.

  • Frostyman

    We need a big man but not with confussion. We are playing good right now

  • Dave Small

    I sure hope not. The last thing the Rockets need is a locker room cancer like Dwight.

    Omer Asik is already one of the best centers in the league and rapidly improving. The Rockets would be foolish to give up Asik and cap space for Dwight Howard, very very foolish.

  • Texasmortgageguy

    Asik works hard, rebounds well, plays great D, and has a great attitude… Bynum is never healthy and is a punk… Howard doesn’t work hard and is a punk….. Smith is a free agent so just sign him to a max deal with our cap money next season, and then you don’t lose anything while adding a athletic 4 who can give great weakside help!

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.logan.33 Glenn Logan

    No player in the in their right mind given the keys to the Los angeles Lakers would walk away! That’s like being given the keys to a Bentley, and saying “no thank you, I’ll take the Hyundai?!” Who would prefer to fly Coach when you can fly First Class? If perhaps the greatest sports franchise in the world chooses you to be their future and you walk away, what do you play the game for, to be second best?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.logan.33 Glenn Logan

    No player in their right mind given the keys to the Los angeles
    Lakers would walk away! That’s like being given the keys to a Bentley,
    and saying “no thank you, I’ll take the Hyundai?!” Who would prefer to
    fly Coach when you can fly First Class? If perhaps the greatest sports
    franchise in the world chooses you to be their future and you walk away,
    what do you play the game for, to be second best?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.logan.33 Glenn Logan

    No player in their right mind given the keys to the Los angeles
    Lakers walks away! That’s like being given the keys to a Bentley,
    and saying “no thank you, I’ll take the Hyundai?!” Who would prefer to
    fly Coach when you can fly First Class? If perhaps the greatest sports
    franchise in the world chooses you to be their future and you walk away,
    what do you play the game for, to be second best?

  • Sammy the Bull

    Lin sucks, he is NOT an elite point guard. He is TRASH, overrated, GARBAGE! Nothing like CP3

  • scorpiondude33

    Dwight ,j smith,n da main g harden,NBA champions

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