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Details Emerge In Possible Rockets-Magic Deal

Now that the Brooklyn Nets are out of the picture, the Houston Rpckets are the favorites to land Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. With several young prospects, cap room and a stockpile of future draft picks, the Rockets have the type of package Magic general manager Rob Henniganappears to be looking for.

The first signal of a deal becoming closer was the Rockets’s plans to waive Luis Scola via the amnesty clause.

The Rockets now have the room to absorb some combination of the contracts of Glen Davis, Chris Duhon, Jason Richardson, Quentin Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu, all deals the Magic would love to get rid of.

Details have started to emerge on the other end, too.

According to Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN, the “Rockets would have to send Kevin Martin, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris and Chandler Parsons to the Magic from their current roster to make the salary-cap math work, as well the draft rights to Jeremy Lamb, Royce White and Terrence Jones, all selected in last month’s first round.”

Martin has an expiring deal while Patterson and Morris remain on their rookie deals. Parsons has on of the friendliest deals in the NBA.

Outside of a potential swap for Lakers center Andrew Bynum, this is easily the best deal we’ve seen publicly.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him onTwitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

Tags: Chandler Parsons Chris Duhon Dwight Howard Glen Davis Hedo Turkoglu Houston Rockets Jason Richardson Jeremy Lamb Kevin Martin Los Angeles Lakers Luis Scola Patrick Patterson Quentin Richardson Terrence Jones

  • MagicFanBr

    And future picks, Houston’s and Toronto’s, right?!?! magicfanbr 

  • HowardtheDunk


  • ChrisPage

    If I’m Orlando I’d be all over that like stink on sh*t! Howard has to go and if we are able to ditch all those crap deals with him and get a ton of cap relief, first round draftees and a bunch of first round future picks, how can they turn that down? I’d take this over dealing for Bynum any day of the week! Even with Howard, Orlando arent getting past Miami. Blow it up and by the time we are contending again in a few years, Miami will be older and less of a power house.

  • Texanforlife

    In God;s name, do NOT make this deal DM. This has “shaft” written all over it. Lose all our 1 rounders plus Paterson, Pasons, others?
    Just for ONE would be ‘superstar’ ???? This dude aint worth all that. Then the chump said he won’t stay after he plays out his current.
    Man….. What a bs deal this would be.
    A N D future first rounders . . . . . . . Imma throw up! 

  • HowardtheDunk

    Absolutely Chris. 
    and yeah Texan, seems like way too much to give up for a rental