The Houston Rockets, who enter the All-Star break one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams at 27-28 overall, have begun contacting teams about a potential trade of veteran big man Dwight Howard, a league source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard in confirming a report by Yahoo! Sports.
The source told ESPN that the Rockets are doing their “due diligence,” as Howard’s long-term future in Houston is uncertain. He is expected to bypass the $23.3 million he is scheduled to earn in 2016-17 to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.The trade deadline is Feb. 18
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