NBA Trade Rumors: Houston Rockets To Trade Dwight Howard To Miami Heat?
The latest NBA trade rumors suggested that the Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard could be traded to the Miami Heat.
According to NJ.com, multiple league sources reported that Dwight Howard is “extremely unhappy” in Houston Rockets “playing second fiddle” to the team’s shooting guard James Harden. Moreover, rumors suggested that the struggling Rockets would try to trade Howard to the Miami Heat, in exchange for Hassan Whiteside.
The 30-year-old Howard scored an average of 18.3 points & 11.3 shots in the 2013-14 season and 15.8 points & 10.3 shots in the 2014-15 season. It is better for the Rockets to consider trading the center if he is really unhappy with them, as he might leave on his own after the season if the rumors are true. He is in the third year of an $87.6 million four-year deal with the Rockets. Indeed, the contract “includes an opt-out after 2015-16.”
However, Howard claimed that the reports about being unhappy in the Houston are not true, based on Chron. “That’s only noise. All the other stuff is lies,” said Howard.
The Rockets’ center also told the Houston Chronicle that he has not said anything to anyone and that the reports are all false. He further added that his primary focus is to play better and to make his team play better.
Howard also said that people would always come up with some rumors & lies and that he does not want to pay attention to that as well as he does not want his teammates to focus on that.
If the Houston Rockets are trading the eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, he must be traded for something of value, and the Heat would be the best place for him, reported Sheridan Hoops.
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