Friday 27th January 2023,
The Hoop Doctors

Rockets Turned Down Dwight Howard-for-Al Jefferson, Spencer Hawes Trade

Dwight Howard

How’s the market for Dwight Howard, you ask?

Not very good.

The Houston Rockets remain motivated to move the 30-year-old Howard, per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein:

Cool.

The issue?

Getting a substantive return for his services. And judging by the deal that the Charlotte Hornets offered, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, that’s not going to happen:

Al Jefferson is an offensive upgrade over Howard in a vacuum. But he’s more of a post-up, jump-shot, put-the-ball-on-the-floor type, and that might not complement James Harden all that well. He’s also 31 and on an expiring contract. There’s almost no way Houston is interested in re-signing him.

So, barring the inclusion of any notable picks or prospects, the Hornets were essentially offering the Rockets Spencer Hawes and 27 games of Jefferson for Howard.

Yikes.

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