Read into it what you will, but Dwight Howard sounds very high on Houston. From the Dream Shake:
During media availability, when Dwight Howard was asked about joining the Houston Rockets, he had a surprising answer.
“I like their team to be honest with you,” Howard said when discussing the Rockets. “They’re a great team. They’re young. They play hard. They’re scrappy. They play together. Everything they do has been great. It’s fun to watch them.”
I couldn’t find any video of Howard’s comments on the Rockets to get a read on his expression as he said that, but based on comments on his situation in L.A., it’s pretty clear that he’s not satisfied with it. Skip to the four-minute mark:
So Dwight Howard’s goal is to be happy when playing basketball. Is that happening with the Lakers?
“Not at the present time, no. Hopefully it gets better,” he says.
To sum up: a transformational talent is griping about his own team, praising the Rockets, and headed for free agency. It’s a good day.