Exhale, folks. It’s over.
Dwight Howard has made it official — he will sign with the Houston Rockets.
Howard flew back to L.A. Friday night to tell Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak of his decision:
Statement from GM Mitch Kupchak: http://t.co/FaGcAfbsMK "We have been informed of Dwight's decision to not return to the Lakers."
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 6, 2013
Hold your breath folks, the Dwightmare is NOT over yet!
Don’t believe the reports that say Dwight Howard has signed with the Houston Rockets — because he hasn’t! Nothing is official!
Just check out this tweet from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey:
While we are excited & cautiously optimistic @DwightHoward might choose Houston, we have not yet heard about his decision
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) July 5, 2013
In fact, sources now say Howard is “50/50″ about leaving the Lakers/joining the Rockets!
Source: D12 has landed in LA & told Lakers it's 50-50 btwn them and the Rockets. He's having 2nd thoughts about leaving $30 mill on table
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 6, 2013
Dwight actually flew back to L.A. to have a meeting with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.
Hopefully this will all end tonight. But don’t count on it.
The meeting between Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers has not started yet, according to a source. It'll get underway soon.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2013