The Brooklyn Nets reemerged as the favorites in the Dwight Howard trade sweepstakes on Sunday, and the subsequent 24 hours were filled with rampant rumors on complex three and four-team trades that landed Howard in Brooklyn. One team that has not been mentioned is the Houston Rockets, who surfaced as one of the favorite suitors for Magic GM Rob Hennigan at the end of June. But according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, Daryl Morey is still trying to put together a package for Howard:
The Rockets refuse to give up on the Dwight Howard derby, gathering more assets to try and entice the Orlando Magic to engage in talks— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2012
Morey made some waves early on Monday night when he sent Marcus Camby to the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade deal that netted the Rockets Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, and Toney Douglas. The Rockets also acquired two second-round draft picks in the deal as they continue to try and pile assets. It's still unclear whether or not Howard would sign an extension with Houston.
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