The Lakers have turned their season around since firing coach Mike Brown and are currently 4-5 with the ability to finally reach .500 if they defeat the Rockets tonight. Dwight could have been on the other end had the Magic agreed to the Rockets trade offer. How would he feel about that? Read more after the jump.
The Houston Rockets furiously tried to acquire Dwight Howard before the March 15 trading deadline and during the offseason. Both times it didn’t work.
He had listed the Brooklyn Nets and Lakers as his only desired destinations, but Howard maintained he would have stayed professional had the Orlando Magic dealt him to Houston.
“I would’ve gone there and played. I didn’t have a problem with it,” Howard said. “At the same time, there were two places that I’d rather go to and I’m here at one of them. I’m happy. If I would’ve gone to Houston, I would’ve played as hard as I could with the Rockets.
“It just so happens that I came to the best organization in the history of the NBA.”
Dwight will become a free agent at the end of the season if he decides not to sign an extension with the Lakers. Let the frenzy begin again.