Dwight Howard All Set to Meet With Rockets, Mavs, Hawks, Warriors and Lakers

by June 30, 2013

Here we go again. Free agency officially kicks off at 12:01 a.m. EST tonight, and immediately the Dwight Howard suitors will begin their meetings, a proces that’ll be bookended by the Rockets (who are up tonight) and Lakers (Tuesday). Via Yahoo!: “After two years of careful planning and preparation to make themselves irresistible to Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets have emerged as the frontrunners to sign the free agent center and will make a formal presentation to him on Sunday night in Los Angeles, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Lakers will make presentations between Sunday’s midnight ET start of free agency and Tuesday evening, sources told Y! Sports. Howard doesn’t want this process to extend long beyond his final meetings on Tuesday and could have a decision before the end of the week, sources said. … Howard has been leaning toward the Rockets in recent weeks and considers them the only team that would instantly allow him to play for a championship contender, sources said. The Lakers aren’t out of contention for Howard, but they are running second with the meetings starting Sunday in Los Angeles, sources told Y! Sports.”