Dwight Howard is set to hit the open NBA free agency market this offseason. It is perfect timing for him, as things have been heading south with the Houston Rockets over the last couple of seasons.
It has become increasingly obvious that Howard is not happy with the way that the Rockets have used him. Now that Mike D’Antoni is coming on board, it is time for Howard to leave town. He did not fit in well with D’Antoni during their year together with the Los Angeles Lakers, and there is a good chance that he won’t fit with him in Houston.
Things haven’t been great with James Harden either, and there has been a rift between the two stars. That is never a healthy situation, which is why he should strongly consider leaving town in free agency.
During the 2015-16 regular season with the Rockets, Howard ended up averaging 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. He shot 62.0 percent from the field overall but struggled once again from the foul line at just 48.9 percent.
Looking ahead at free agency this offseason, there are a handful of teams that could use him. What five teams could be potential destinations for Howard when free agency opens up?