While no one is exactly sure what the Houston Rockets are planning to do with the mass of first-round picks they have assembled, the big rumor is that they are trying to pull off a deal for disgruntled Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.
However, according to a report from SI.com's Sam Amick, the Rockets bundle of mid-first round picks isn't moving the needle in the Magic Kingdom:
On Dwight Howard front, source close to the situation said there's a collective yawn on Orlando's side regarding all the chatter about Houston making its push to land the big man. It certainly doesn't sound like Howard will be dealt tonight, or anytime soon, especially considering the Rockets' inability so far to land top 10 picks.
There may not be a more dysfunctional situation in the NBA than Orlando right now, a franchise who needs to fill a massive new stadium while placating Howard due to the lack of talent around him. Over the last year, there have been so many starts and stops to the Howard melodrama that it's hard to know what to make of the situation.
It may be that, even if Houston could assemble a fair offer, there's no way Orlando could pull the trigger on a deal of that magnitude for now.