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View Poll Results: What will be the outcome?

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  • Stays with LAL

    17 44.74%
  • Goes to Hou

    8 21.05%
  • Goes to Dal

    0 0%
  • Goes to ATL

    0 0%
  • GS clears space and he goes there

    2 5.26%
  • Sign and trade with GS

    8 21.05%
  • Something nobody has thought of will happen

    3 7.89%
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    The Official Dwightmare Thread:GSW Making Push

    Houston is confident entering the meeting with Dwight Howard tonight. They think they'll land him. One source described Rockets as "cocky."

    Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2XkeNp9Dg

    Alex Kennedy

    Rockets seem like they've got Howard in their grasp. They're even putting Lin and Asik up for trade because they believe they got him.

    Sources: Confident in their pursuit of Dwight Howard, Rockets make Asik, Lin available in trade talks. cbsprt.co/19LZcpL

    -Ken Berger

    Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2Xkes1Gui

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    Sources: Confident Rockets make Asik, Lin available in trades

    Emboldened by their pursuit of free agent Dwight Howard, the Rockets have called several teams and made Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin available in potential trades, league sources told CBSSports.com.

    Houston has secured the first meeting with Howard shortly after the NBA's free-agent negotiating period begins at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday. A contingent led by GM Daryl Morey and former Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon is scheduled to meet with Howard in Los Angeles. The Mavericks, Hawks and Warriors also have meetings scheduled with Howard, and the Lakers will get to make the final pitch on Tuesday, sources said.

    The Rockets are oozing with confidence that they will lure Howard from the Lakers, and are making contingency plans to construct the team around him.

    "They already have him, if you talk to them," one league source said.

    If the Rockets land Howard, Asik would become expendable. One potential destination that rival executives have identified is Philadelphia, where former Rockets executive Sam Hinkie is the Sixers' new general manager.

    Hinkie was part of the Houston front office that scored both Asik and Lin with backloaded offer sheets as restricted free agents last summer. If the Knicks (Lin) and Bulls (Asik) had chosen to match the respective offer sheets, they would've had to structure their deals with $15 million "balloon" payments in the third year. But the Rockets only needed to account for the average of the three-year, $25.1 million deals -- $8.375 million per year, a manageable number for a starting center and point guard, respectively.

    Rival teams say the Rockets are making Lin available, as well, though they'd have to get a starting point guard in return. As part of their cap-clearing maneuvers to land Howard, Houston waived Aaron Brooks and Carlos Delfino on Sunday. The Rockets are off the hook for Delfino's $3 million salary, which was non-guaranteed.

    Teams believe the Rockets will move both Asik and Lin if they close the deal with Howard this week. Lin, whose acquisition last summer was heralded as a coup, was not invited to Houston's pitch meeting with Howard, sources said.

    The final order of business to clear cap room for Howard -- whose signing, if he agrees to go to Houston, wouldn't be official until July 10 -- was accomplished Sunday when the Rockets agreed to trade Thomas Robinson to Portland. Houston will get two future second-round picks and the rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Marko Todorovic, league sources confirmed.

    The deal, which sheds Robinson's $6.9 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, can't be made official until July 10, but it clears the final cap room needed to offer Howard a four-year max deal.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/ke...able-in-trades
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    Lol.

    I bet Lin is available regardless
    Proof that I'm Always Right: http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...d.php?t=756103
    and http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...d.php?t=773028



    New Prediction: LeBron will be Knicks



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    Oh well, 2014 we hopefully make a huge splash in FA and good luck trying to get rid of both Asik and Lins contracts Houston..

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    Yeah, seems like he's definitely gone.

    Ah well.

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    I think he's gone but we'll see.

    Here are some tweets from Ramona Shelburne. I'm not sure how to take it.

    Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 1h
    Buss family has been meeting regularly since Dr. Buss passed away in Feb. I'm told things going "a lot smoother" on that front.
    Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 1h
    Those Buss family dynamics are a key part of Dwight's decision-making about Lakers, I'm told.

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    It's the assumption close...you saw where that got Dallas last year...
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    The Official Dwightmare Thread: Woj- Houston strong frontrunners

    I can see them thinking they have them but the
    fact that Lakers have the last meeting especially kobe attending will change his mind to stay at the last minute.

    I will laugh at Houston is Dwight decided to resign

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1ballin View Post
    I can see them thinking they have them but the
    fact that Lakers have the last meeting especially kobe attending will change his mind to stay at the last minute.

    I will laugh at Houston is Dwight decided to resign

    I honestly don't think Houston is a top 3 team out west next year even with Howard. Spurs, Thunder, Clips are still better.

    That being said, it's a good squad, but I don't understand why Howard isn't thinking long-term. Cap space next year and the year after to get another star, Phil looks like he's about to play some role in the organization, plus the extra money he gets playing in a big market.

    But whatever, it sucks for us next year, but 2014 and 2015 aren't far away. We'll be fine either way

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    Not when #********* decides to take action.

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    Guys, do you think that TWC signed that multi-billionaire deal with the team that is supposed to suck *** for upcoming years?

    That just doesn`t make sense, we must have competitive squad for that reason only

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    Quote Originally Posted by looka09 View Post
    Guys, do you think that TWC signed that multi-billionaire deal with the team that is supposed to suck *** for upcoming years?

    That just doesn`t make sense, we must have competitive squad for that reason only
    I dunno man, looks like we're gonna suck big time next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by looka09 View Post
    Guys, do you think that TWC signed that multi-billionaire deal with the team that is supposed to suck *** for upcoming years?

    That just doesn`t make sense, we must have competitive squad for that reason only
    And whose foresight saw this?

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    His boy Parsons must have told management something about their convos making them "cocky".

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    Quote Originally Posted by shep33 View Post
    I dunno man, looks like we're gonna suck big time next year
    I also read that Kupchak has already a plan b, i dunno what that may be, but is good thing that they will not get caught off the guard if he bolts

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