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Dwight Howard picks Rockets

After some conflicting reports in the media Friday, Dwight Howard made his own announcement on Twitter where he'd be headed: The Houston Rockets.

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Jim Buss: Dwight 'never really a Laker'

The Lakers did all they could to keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles earlier this summer. Now that he's gone, however, Jim Buss says the Houston Rockets' center was never really a Laker in the first place.

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The Dwight Howard effect on the Rockets

Dwight Howard will make the Rockets better, but how? Coach Nick breaks down the numbers and game tape.

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Rockets celebrate arrival of Dwight

The Rockets presented Dwight Howard to the world Saturday with a hopeful, celebratory tone.

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Howard wanted Lakers to end Kobe era

Dwight Howard spurned the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency and wound up signing with the Houston Rockets. A recent report suggests Howard wanted the Lakers to phase out Kobe Bryant after the 2013-14 season.

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Nash says Howard, Lakers a poor fit

With the Dwight Howard saga in the rear view mirror, Lakers guard Steve Nash has had some time to reflect on what went wrong during a dismal season and why the biggest free agent on the market spurned the incumbent Lakers for greener pastures in the Lone Star State.

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Rockets fined $150,000 for speaking of Dwight

The Houston Rockets broke NBA moratorium rules by speaking publicly about center Dwight Howard.

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Jackson would have taken Lakers job

Another twist in the Dwight Howard-Lakers soap opera: Phil Jackson, who Howard had requested as the team's head coach, would have accepted the gig as the Lakers' head coach back in November.

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Shaq says Dwight needs 'little town' like Houston

According to the 2010 census, Houston is the fourth biggest city in the US.

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Dwight Howard can become free agent in 2016

The NBA may have another Dwightmare in just three seasons.

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Now the Lakers need miracles

There's joy in Houston and there probably should be outright despair in Los Angeles, because the path beyond Dwight Howard is obscured by a deep, dark fog.

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Lakers fans burn Howard jerseys, other suggestions

Don't burn your jersey! It just makes you look dumb for having bought it in the first place! Here are better things to do.

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How Morey got Dwight

How did Daryl Morey pull off the free-agent coup of 2013 and get Dwight Howard? With four years of planning that allowed him to rebuild his roster while not tanking.

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Lakers, Rockets fans react to Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a Houston Rocket, and fans of various teams around the NBA had different reactions to that, as you might expect.

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The Dwightmare Trilogy, reviewed

The three-film arc of the Dwightmare saga is complete. SB Nation's fake film critic Tom Ziller reviews the trilogy.

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A timeline of Dwight Howard's career

From becoming the No. 1 pick in the 2004 Draft to signing with the Rockets on Friday, this is a run through Howard's time in the NBA.

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D12 wanted Phil Jackson, talks Rockets decision

Dwight Howard now says that he asked the Lakers to hire Phil Jackson, a request they didn't follow up on. He also mentioned several other reasons he chose the Houston Rockets and not the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Daryl Morey screamed

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Dwight Howard finally delivers his free agency tweet

It was a long and strange road to get here, but closure sure feels nice.

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Howard officially announces deal with Rockets

Howard notified Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on Friday night of his final decision not to resign with the team and then announced his decision to sign with the Rockets on Twitter.

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Is this Dwight's fault?

We watched Dwight Howard dance around again, but what's the real problem?

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Howard '50/50' on leaving Lakers

The free agent center might be having a change of heart on his reported decision to sign with the Rockets.

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Howard flies to LA, meets with Lakers

The star big man is in Los Angeles meeting with Lakers brass.

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Pelicans, Rockets talking Asik-Anderson swap

With reports of Dwight Howard heading to Houston, the Rockets are reportedly looking for pieces to build around him. With Asik suddenly expendable, Anderson could be on his way west.

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Report: Rockets hope to add Josh Smith, too

The Rockets got their second star when Dwight Howard reportedly gave Houston a commitment. Now the team is working on getting a third.

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Rockets GM says he hasn't heard from Dwight

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Howard picks the Rockets, USA Today reports

The most prized free agent in the NBA may be heading to Houston, although his agent claims no decision has been made

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Dallas has been eliminated from Howard sweepstakes

The Mavericks will not be adding the superstar center to their roster this summer.

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How the Warriors can still get Dwight

There is a path for the Golden State Warriors to still get Dwight Howard after agreeing to a deal with Andre Iguodala. It'll just require some collaboration with the Lakers.

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Rockets considered favorite to land Howard

Dwight Howard could make his decision over the weekend, and reports point to Houston as his likely destination.

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Lakers want Thompson and Barnes in sign-and-trade

Every major suitor is preparing for multiple scenarios regarding Dwight Howard's decision in free agency, and if it all comes down to a sign-and-trade with the Warriors, L.A. is asking for a lot in return.

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Dwight Howard delays announcement of decision

Dwight Howard still isn't ready to say where he wants to play next.

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The case for all 5 of Dwight's options

We lay out all the options for where Dwight Howard could land.

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Why Dwight annoys everyone

Dwight Howard is one of the very best players in the NBA, and about to become a great deal richer. What fans find annoying about him doesn't have much to do with either of those.

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Warriors to clear cap space for Howard or Iguodala

The Golden State Warriors are working hard to shed contract obligations and carve out space under the salary cap for a run at Howard or another big-name free agent.

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Rockets, Warriors prepare trade offers for Howard

The uncertainty surrounding Dwight Howard's decision in free agency has forced the Lakers to reconsider sign-and-trade scenarios for the star big man.

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Lakers 'bracing for worst' with Howard

NBA superstar big man Dwight Howard is expected to make his decision on Friday, and he has become a pivot for other free agency transactions around the league.

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Rockets tabbed as favorites to sign Howard

With the appeal of playing alongside James Harden and an up-and-coming team in Houston, the oddsmakers in Vegas feel the Rockets are the favorites to sign Howard.

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Cuban on Dwight: 'We never talk about what we do'

Details on Dwight Howard's meeting with the Mavericks have been scarce, but that's exactly how Dallas wants it.

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Warriors trying to clear cap space for Howard

The Warriors will have to work out a sign-and-trade with the Lakers for Howard unless they're able to clear $30 million in cap space.

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Kobe to Dwight: 'Learn how it's done'

The selling point by Lakers star Kobe Bryant to free agent Dwight Howard came in the form of a challenge.

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Warriors 'made real impression' on Howard

The Howard sweepstakes could have a very legitimate player in the Golden State Warriors.

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Howard could decide Friday

The wooing phase is over, as Dwight Howard has shut off contact with teams to decide on his next move. A decision could come as soon as Friday.

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D12 heading to Aspen or Montana to make decision

Dwight Howard has finished all his free-agent meetings, and now he will either head to Colorado or Montana before making a final decision.

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Rockets trying to land Josh Smith, Dwight Howard

The Rockets are aiming to create a Big 3 of their own, adding two of the game's premier post players to pair with James Harden for years to come.

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Howard finishes meetings, will decide in few days

Dwight Howard met with the Lakers on Tuesday and will now take a few days to decide where to sign.

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Mavs post animated Dwight meeting on Twitter

This is starting to get weird.

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Hawks, Dubs pitch to D12, Rockets offer TV show

Two longshots entered the fray for Dwight Howard Monday while the Rockets made their supposedly front-running offer even more juicy by offering D12 a TV show in Houston.

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Rockets also offering TV opportunities to Dwight

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Lakers' pitch to Howard includes TV show

The Lakers are trying to sell Dwight Howard on a true Los Angeles experience, one that might include his own television show.

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Slim Thug sells Houston to Dwight

The rapper would like Dwight Howard to know a few things about Houston.

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The quest for Dwight Howard

The Daily Win breaks down Dwight Howard's free agency saga and takes a look at the NBA offseason's biggest story lines: Chris Paul, the Nets and Knicks, Andrew Bynum, and more.

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Warriors prepare sign-and-trade for Dwight

The Golden State Warriors might be a longshot to land Dwight Howard, but they have the best return to the Lakers if Los Angeles wants to make a sign-and-trade deal.

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Magic joins the #StayD12 movement

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Dwight's worth it

The idea that Dwight Howard isn't worth the trouble is crazy talk. Any team would love to have him if they could.

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Rockets use team legends to pitch Howard

The Rockets used Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Yao Ming as part of their presentation to woo Dwight Howard.

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Rockets may move Asik, Lin

The Rockets are confident that they will land Dwight Howard in free agency, and because of that, they're making Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin available in a trade.

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Robinson traded, freeing up cap space for Howard

Thomas Robinson is on the move for the second time since being picked in the top five a year ago. He will be dealt to the Blazers for two second-round picks and the rights to two European players, giving Houston enough cap space to give Dwight Howard a maximum contract.

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Kobe to be in Lakers' presentation to Howard

The Lakers will make their final pitch to Dwight Howard on Tuesday and Kobe Bryant will take part in delivering the "final word."

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Rockets release Delfino, Brooks to prep for Dwight

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey announced the release of two role players via Twitter.

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Phil Jackson recruits Dwight Howard

In his own, unique way.

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Rockets lead Dwight Howard chase

Center Dwight Howard will meet with five teams to begin his free agency process.

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Howard to start talking to teams

The first round of meetings with Houston and Dallas is already on Dwight Howard's schedule.

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Rockets to meet with Howard next week

Will the Rockets be able to impress Howard in these early meetings?

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The world's largest Dwight Howard jersey

The Lakers are pulling out all the stops.

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Dirk and Dwight discuss Big D

Dwight and Dirk, discussing Big D? Apparently so, but we're still a few days away from the start of free agency.

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Dwight Howard 'unlikely' to re-sign with Lakers

With NBA free agency fast approaching, the Lakers may not be able to retain Dwight Howard.

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Kobe thinks CP3, Dwight will stay where they're at

He's had a lot of time to think about this stuff while rehabbing his Achilles and going at "Modern Family" real hard.

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Lakers confident to re-sign Dwight, have options

The Los Angeles Lakers believe they are in a good place to re-sign their free agent big man, but if sign-and-trade options appear on their table they won't discount them.

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Lakers reportedly won't sign-and-trade Howard

If Dwight Howard expresses a desire to sign elsewhere, don't expect the Lakers to try and salvage something in return in a sign-and-trade deal.

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Dwight and CP3, the next Superteam?

The next superteam in the NBA could feature Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. The free agent superstars are reportedly hoping to sign with the same franchise this summer.

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Rockets to chase both CP3 and Dwight

The Rockets aren't only clearing cap space to sign Dwight Howard; they plan on going after both the free-agent center and point guard Chris Paul.

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Kobe wants 'final word' in Dwight's free agency

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will go about recruiting Dwight Howard in a calculated sort of way.

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Hawks marketing probably breaks anti-tampering law

Breaking news: Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are respective members of the Lakers and Clippers until July 1.

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Dwight Howard discusses free agency, D'Antoni

Howard could leave the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, but he could also not.

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Rockets see 'hopeful signals' in Howard pursuit

Dwight Howard is giving indications that he may leave the Lakers and head to Houston.

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Gasol hopes Howard's decision comes soon

Pau Gasol's future in Los Angeles may depend on Dwight Howard's decision, and Gasol is hoping that decision will come sooner rather than later.

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GM denies Dwight Howard complained about D'Antoni

Dwight Howard's stint with the Lakers didn't go very well, but GM Mitch Kupchak has denied the rumors Howard complained about Mike D'Antoni at the end of the season.

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New saga, same ol' Dwight

There's good and bad in the most recent Dwightmare. But mostly bad.

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Dwight won't consider signing with Clippers

Though center Dwight Howard could mull over joining the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks and thus leave the Lakers, he will not consider signing with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent.

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Dwight eyeing Rockets, Mavs?

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't outright favorites to sign free agent Dwight Howard, according to a report from CBS Sports.

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