NBA  > Minnesota Timberwolves  > Dwight Howard to the Rockets
July 5, 2013, 07:44 PM
Seemed to be the frontrunner from the get-go. Strange to see the Lakers having to beg a player and then get spurned. Houston is pretty scary especially if they complete a sign and trade for Josh Smith; just slingshot toward the top of the West.
July 5, 2013  09:05 PM ET

They're going to be a hot regular season team. I think they'll disappoint in the playoffs though. Lack a bench and have really good players, but I don't think they compliment each other as well as many would think.

Howard needs a stretch 4 for him to be at his best I think. If that's the case, Josh Smith is a terrible fit as his jumper is super weak. Then you look at Harden. And yes, Harden is a stud, I know that. But he has always faded in the playoffs so only time will tell if he can be "that guy" on that team.

...Nothing negative to say on Parsons. I've been a die hard Gator fan all my life. He's a favorite lol.

July 5, 2013  09:15 PM ET

I'll probably get a lot of hate for this, but I would love to see McHale win a title as coach!! I think he's a very good coach, a very likable guy, and a Minnesota boy, I'll cheer for him if he gets his team to the finals. Of course I would cheer for any team that will be trying to unseat the Heat!! LOL

July 5, 2013  10:26 PM ET

Good for the rockets. They have been a team stock piling assets and young players and managing their cap well for a while and not go on a full tank mode. They have been a 9th-10th seed teams for a couple of years until they finally reap the rewards of their stockpiling of assets and landed harden last season and now landed howard.

They essentially rebuild and reshape their team into a contender without having to tank and put out a bad product for their fans. Good for them.

 
July 5, 2013  10:38 PM ET

Love to see the Lakers get spurned. Either way I don't think Dwight is worth all the trouble.

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