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Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
Position: C
Born: 12/08/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:266 lbs. / 120.7 kg.
Salary: $22,359,364

Dwight Howard not going to Boston

Howard won’t be going to Boston, league sources told The Vertical, and the reason is simple: The asking price is just too steep. The Celtics like Howard, believe he can be a cornerstone player but are unwilling to part with any significant assets – including Brooklyn’s coveted first-round pick – to get him. Boston is aggressively pursuing deals and is motivated to add a frontcourt player to its promising young roster, but Howard won’t be one of them.
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The landscape, though, could be rougher than Howard thinks. Asked by The Vertical if Howard would be a max or near-max player this summer, three league executives had the same response: no. “Three-years, $60 million,” an Eastern Conference general manager said. “I’m not going any higher than that.” Added a team personnel scout: “I don’t know that I’d make a serious offer. That back is always going to scare me.”
The hot rumor was the Celtics and Rockets had talked about a swap for eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard. While the two teams have spoken about a potential deal, Chris Mannix of CSNNE and Sports Illustrated told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich it was a brief conversation. “There is validity to the fact that there have been conversations between Houston and Boston. They originated with the Rockets, as sort of a temperature-taking of Danny [Ainge] and what he would give up for Dwight, but the price right now is way too high,” Mannix told T&R on Thursday. “From everything I was told, it was a short conversation.”
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Howard has 11 technical fouls this season. He would receive a one-game suspension if he reaches 16. “No matter what they do, I have to make sure I stay composed, not for myself, but for my teammates,” Howard said. “I have to do a better job of that. But I’m passionate about winning. I’m emotional because I want to win. Sometimes, it shows. If I wasn’t emotional, if I didn’t care, it wouldn’t show. If I was just out there, allowing stuff to happen and you never see emotions out of me, then you could say, ‘He doesn’t care.’ I wear my emotions on my sleeve – on my shoulders.”