“No matter how (the season) ends, I think Timmy is going to look at (retirement) again,” Popovich told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. “And if you ask me, my guess is that he’ll go for another one because he has been so consistent this season. It’s just consistent stuff: another double-double, over and over and over again. Because of that, I think in his mind that if it continues through the rest of the year, I think he’ll say, ‘I’m going to go another year and see what happens.’ Because what he has told me is that the minute he feels like he’s a hindrance to his team or he’s not on the positive end or helping him, he’s going to walk right off the court. It might be during the third quarter of a game. He’s not going to hang on to finish a contract or make the money or have the notoriety that you know he doesn’t give a (expletive) about. So the way he’s playing now, he’s going to look in the mirror and say, ‘Hey, I’m doing all right.’ ”
February 11, 2016 | 4:16 pm EST Update
Zach Lowe: Among teams Houston has contacted re Dwight Howard, per league sources: Toronto. Raps have shown no interest. @Adrian Wojnarowski reported Dwight feelers
Sirius XM NBA: Stephen Curry on being the best shooter: “It is a surreal conversation for me. That is such a tough conversation talking about different era’s. It’s uncomfortable, I have so much respect for all the legends before me. One day, I hope I can be in that conversation.”
February 11, 2016 | 4:04 pm EST Update
Marc Stein: Dan Fegan, agent for Dwight Howard, issues statement to ESPN: “I’m not privy to what the Rockets are doing or not doing with respect to Dwight Howard. What I can say, with 100 percent certainty, is that Dwight has not and has never asked the Rockets for a trade. And neither have I.”
NBA sources confirmed for FOX 26 Sports that the Houston Rockets are contacting teams in an effort to trade Dwight Howard. Sources also told FOX 26 the Rockets are in the beginning stages of the process.