The Houston Rockets are shopping young forward Thomas Robinson and his $3.52 million contract to open up enough cap room to sign free agent center Dwight Howard, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston has let other front offices know that they will get the best offer for the soon-to-be, second-year big man out of Kansas.
Robinson was traded to the Rockets in his 2012-13 rookie season by the Sacramento Kings after they selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Howard, likewise, has interest in joining the Rockets, according to Wojnarowski, but he could also look into staying in Los Angeles or joining Houston's neighbor, the Dallas Mavericks.
The news means the Rockets appear more than willing to make a strong push to sign Howard and place him alongside All-Star James Harden and rising talent Chandler Parsons. While Rockets general manager Daryl Morey still could do some major work to clear up more cap space as to avoid luxury tax hits, he's in sound position to make a move for the Lakers big man.