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Report: Rockets set seeking cost too high for Dwight Howard trade

Rockets core Dwight Howard was not traded by Thursday’s deadline since Houston’s seeking cost for him was too high, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.

The Rockets reportedly wanted during smallest a frontline actor and a first-round breeze collect in sell for Howard, that meddlesome teams were not peaceful to give up, Stein reports.

Houston was critical in a try to trade Howard, and intent in talks with a Bucks, Heat, Celtics, Hawks, Hornets, Bulls and Mavericks, among intensity others.

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“Many teams called expressing good seductiveness in trade for Dwight,” Howards agent, Dan Fegan, told ESPN after a deadline. “The apparent stumbling retard to a trade was how could a group clear giving adult critical resources for a actor who was about to turn a giveaway representative in a few brief months?

“Not surprisingly, as a deadline approached, several teams called saying they had worked out a trade parameters with Houston for a Dwight understanding though were not prepared to give adult their resources unless Dwight concluded to opt into a final year of his agreement and abstain giveaway agency. Dwight declined.”

Howard has a choice to turn a giveaway representative on Jul 1 by opting out of a final year of a four-year, $88 million agreement he sealed with a Rockets in 2013.

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The 30-year-old maestro has averaged 14.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per diversion in his 12th NBA season.

– Erin Flynn

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