DECISION: Houston Rockets signed Dwight Howard
Cohen’s Analysis: After clearing up a surplus of salary cap space the last few years and “stealing” James Harden away from Oklahoma City last year, you can’t blame the Rockets for targeting the most coveted free agent this past summer. If Howard’s health isn’t stable – he has had back and shoulder injuries the last two seasons – and if he can’t coexist with Harden, this could ultimately be a regrettable decision.
For now, however, the Rockets are in a far more advantageous position with Howard. They can pragmatically claim championship aspirations this season – a goal only a handful of teams can have each year.
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