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Rockets Free Agency Update

Day three of free agent frenzy in the NBA.

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Dwight Howard has met with all the teams courting him, the Houston Rockets have met with Andre Iguodala, Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard (Confirmed). Enjoy today's open thread for the day and remember, the links are posted here for a reason, new news will get added as it comes out.

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Radio Interview with Daryl Morey

Morey discusses the theory craft behind some moves, the courtship process with free agents, and says the Lakers aren't interested in a sign and trade for Dwight Howard.

Mike Dunleavy Commits to the Bulls

2 years, 6 million dollars brought the 6'9" shooter to the Chicago team. There were rumors that the Rockets would court him in case of a Dwight signing but the problem with contingency plans in free agency is that you can't make everyone else put their life on hold. On the bright side the Bulls should see Derrick Rose back and Dunleavy will be able to handle their annual injury quota.

Slim Thug Recruits Dwight Howard on Twitter

If you want a good laugh this wound up blowing up my Twitter feed (Sadly).

ESPN Updates on Current Free Agents

Truehoop's running update on specific free agents and standing offers to them.

CBS Running update on free agency

CBS Sports has compiled links of articles relating to NBA Free agency. Check this site for full NBA coverage if you have an interest in non-Rockets action. On Twitter the rumor is that Andrew Bynum is not working out for teams in free agency and has drawn interest from the Mavericks in case Howard signs elsewhere.

Rockets Seek To Create Their Own Big Three

During the meeting with Josh Smith the Rockets stated that he is not a back up plan in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes but a player they're interested in adding to play next to Dwight if the signing occurs as well. Houston could really improve with Smith at the 4 next to Howard but it will hinge on who they swap out to make the deal happen.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>From what I&#39;m told by someone privy to Dwight Howard&#39;s plans, a Friday decision will be announced without a question from Jim Gray</p>&mdash; Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) <a href="">July 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>As USA Today reported, source tells Y! that Sacramento has withdrawn its four-year, $56 million offer from Denver free agent Andre Iguodala.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="">July 3, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Useful Follows

The usual stand bys of Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA), Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine), Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen), and Chad Ford (@ChadFordInsider) are good. If you want to diversify Mike Kerns of TDS (Marginally) is good for breaking news and Twitter harassment (@Zepp1978), and Mark Deeks (Yes, I was a jerk but I gave him credit) broke the Lin shopping story (@MarkDeeksNBA). If you're after commentary and what not you have an option for all the TDS crew @PatrickHarrel, @ak2themax, (Me) @QuestionablyBD, @Xiane1 (Who is still alive apparently), @3ptTheHardenWay, @CroesFire, and @Allen_OJ. I don't list NVP because he told me not to as he rarely ever Tweets, don't support OJATM by rec'ing him.