Dwight Howard's new four-year, $88MM deal with the Rockets includes an early termination option after the 2015/16 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The contract also includes a 15% trade kicker, but that doesn't mean an awful lot for the big man.
Our own Luke Adams crunched the number's on Howard's potential max contract scenarios earlier this year and found that the ~$88MM mark is the absolute most D12 can receive in a contract with a new club. Because a trade kicker can't elevate a player over the player's max salary, it probably won't make much of a different in Howard's bank account if he is moved.
However, the option is certainly noteworthy. The CBA doesn't allow early termination options on contracts shorter than five years, so the fourth year should technically be a player option, but it ultimately has the same effect: Howard could potentially hit the reset button on the free agency Dwightmare in three short years.