Rob - the info you have about the Portland trade is fact!
This is happening tomorrow
The Rockets’ deal to add Dwight Howard is not quite official, but they could not wait to show him off.
The Rockets announced a “fan rally” for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Root Memorial Square Park across from Toyota Center to make a major announcement. They did not specifically mention Dwight Howard in announcing the event, but the plan is to welcome him to a club of Rockets big men.
His predecessors – Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming – will all attend the event. It is free and open to the public.
The Rockets had been unable to sign Howard until other transactions were completed. Their trade of Royce White to the Philadelphia 76ers had been held up while the Sixers completed their trade of Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans, however, announced a press conference for Friday evening, indicating that deal would be completed.
With that out of the way, the deal of White to open cap space could be made official, following by the signing of draft pick Isaiah Canaan, the remaining steps before the Rockets could sign Howard.
The Rockets will then be able to sign free agents Francisco Garcia, Reggie Williams and Omri Casspi.
But first, they planned a downtown celebration.
In a foreign town
In a foreign land
Reaping time had come
In fields of swaying rape
It could not happen here - Tibet