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“I’ve decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets. I feel (it’s) the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I’m looking forward to a great season,” Howard wrote on Twitter on Friday night.
He leaves behind an extra $30 million and an offense under Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni that he was never fully comfortable with, joining a Rockets team that could become an immediate contender in the Western Conference with the All-Star center in the middle.
Howard joins the Rockets, where he will team with All-Star James Harden to give the Rockets a potentially potent inside-outside combination.
Dallas, Golden State and Atlanta were the other suitors interested in Howard.
But it was the Rockets, who brought Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon with them when they made their pitch to Howard on Monday, who beat out the other teams.
The Rockets can give him a four-year deal worth about $88 million, a year less and far below the $118 million the Lakers could have offered.
He averaged 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds in 76 games, good numbers but far from his usual dominant play in eight seasons with the Magic as he played his way back into shape following back surgery.
He wasn’t a natural fit in D’Antoni’s offense, had what appeared at times to be a strained relationship with Kobe Bryant and acknowledged not having fun at times.
The Rockets believe he’ll find that chemistry in Houston. “We have good teammates. They’re young. They’re guys who are great not only on the floor but off. He’s going to get along great with our team,” Morey said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Houston.