Cohen 8-Ball: The "Next" Dwight Decision
Cohen’s Analysis: SIGN WITH HOUSTON – The James Harden trade from October has completely altered the landscape of the West. Harden has instantly evolved into a top 10 player in the league and the Rockets, as a result, are an appealing futuristic franchise. Assuming Houston doesn’t exceed the salary cap by the trade deadline, it will have enough room to make a pitch for one max free agent this summer. Howard rebuffed the thought of playing for the Rockets when a deal with the Magic was rumored, however you have to wonder if an Hakeem Olajuwon influence along with the opportunity to play with Harden and Jeremy Lin could reverse Dwight’s judgments.