The Houston Rockets appear to be getting all of their ducks in a row in order to assemble a big trade package that would allow the team to acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic.
Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle believes that if the Rockets' plan should work out and Howard comes to Houston, there is basically no downside.
First, it isn't a rental. It is for the remaining one year on his contract. And I don't care what people have said about how Howard wouldn't want to resign with the Rockets. They said that about his extending for another year with Orlando, and he did that, right?
Second, what better option do you have? Is there another best player at his position available that the Rockets could get? Didn't think so.
Worst-case scenario is the Rockets have Howard for just one season, then they return to their hunt for a superstar the following offseason.
If the Rockets do indeed pull off the trade, it would make them instant contenders in the West for the 2012-13 season.