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James Harden to recruit free agents to Houston

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06:15 PM ET 05.05 | James Harden has emerged as the face of the Houston Rockets following a huge first season with the organization. With plenty of cap space to work with this summer, Houston is expected to be involved with just about every key free agent on the market. When asked if he would recruit players to Houston following their Game 6 loss to Oklahoma City, Harden told reporters, "Hell, yeah. There's a lot of good options out there." Some have speculated enigmatic big man Dwight Howard could be a top target for the Rockets, giving them a dynamic inside-outside duo for years to come.

Marc Stein, ESPN

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May 5, 2013  06:16 PM ET

Houston needs help but they have a good young core.

May 5, 2013  08:23 PM ET

Houston had a big man before. He took their money and took them to the cleaners...

May 5, 2013  08:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Houston had a big man before. He took their money and took them to the cleaners...

Actually most of the money was covered by insurance.

That being said, Howard would be a great fit in Houston. McHale can coach some mental toughness, Harden , Lin, Asik, Parsons and add in a couple of shooters, this team can be dangerous.

May 6, 2013  12:13 AM ET

shave the beard, might work...

May 6, 2013  01:13 AM ET

Go for it. Get Dwight. I dare you!

May 6, 2013  05:29 AM ET

How about trying to recruit Jeremy Lin out of Houston. All the games he played vs the Thunder, Houston lost.

May 6, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Good Luck, Bro.

 
May 6, 2013  10:49 PM ET

Howard would fit in Houston. McHale will teach him some of the things he has yet to learn about the game. Howard seems to want to be the man and have everything tapered to fit him but he is not the post offensive player he has to be in order to handle that. The fan base isn't as harsh or demanding as the Laker's so expectations that go unmet will not seem like the end of the world. Houston shoots a lot of 3's and that bodes well for any low post guy. He had that in Orlando but Houston is more consistent and younger than Orlando and Harden is a rising star.

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