Well it's been said from a Howard source that he will not resign with Houston if traded to us. I say it's worth the risk even if he bails since our model of being the best worst team in the NBA will NEVER win you a championship.
if we were to trade for him, then lose him, theres no guarantee we do better than pick 5th in 2014. if we can get 2 top 10 picks this year. id rather just go that route. id want more than a 10% chance howard stays here. otherwise, you're just prolonging for 2 seasons what we can do right now.