There wasn't much movement on the Dwight Howard talks yesterday but the Nets, Lakers, Hawks, Mavericks, and Rockets are all still in play for the Magic star. Of course, four of those teams could have pause about trading for Howard as he says that he won't agree to an extension with any club other than Brooklyn. We'll keep track of the latest Howard rumors in this post..
- Ken Berger of CBS Sports writes that the Rockets continue to have their eye on Dwight and are continuously exploring ways in which they can acquire draft picks and cap space. After dealing Kyle Lowry to the Raptors for a future first-round pick this past week, it is understood that Houston is engaging in sign-and-trade talks involving Marcus Camby under the premise of accumulating more draft picks, which could later be used to sweeten a trade offer to the Magic.
Tommy Dee of SNY.tv says it's a "foregone conclusion" Howard's headed to the Nets, and adds that there's no dialogue between the Knicks and Magic about Howard. Dee also hears that the Magic's preference since before the trade deadline has been to send D12 to the Western Conference.
The Nets have a "30 percent chance" of landing Howard in a trade but likely would turn their attention to free agents if it can't be done in a week, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).