COJ Round Table: Should the Celtics attempt to acquire Dwight Howard?
Just months removed from appearing in the Western Conference Finals the Houston Rockets appear to be in shambles. They fired their head coach weeks into the season, look about as uninterested as a team could look in playing any form of transition defense, and now it appears as if their superstar Center wants out.
Dwight Howard is extremely unhappy in Houston playing second fiddle to alpha dog James Harden, multiple league sources tell SheridanHoops.com. And with the Rockets underachieving more than any NBA team, look for them to try to move Howard later this season.Source: Chris Sheridan, SheridanHoops
While he's far removed from his years of semi-dominance in Orlando, Howard still is a 6 foot 11 defensive minded center who is averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds a game and occasionally shows the ability to alter the course of a game. With it seeming more and more likely that Howard will opt out of his contract at the conclusion of the season, the Boston Celtics could acquire Howard and use the next few months as a bit of a trial run to see if it's a good fit.
Leading us to wonder, should the Boston Celtics attempt to acquire Dwight Howard? I caught up with a few experts from our Celticslife affiliates, here's what they had to say:
Will Smith, Hancocklife.com
Avon Barksdale, TheWirelife.com
Michael Scott, ScrantonLife.com