Houston, you have a center.
According to multiple reports, Dwight Howard will sign a contract with the Houston Rockets in the coming days, putting an end to one of the more irritating free agent periods in recent memory.
Howard led the league in rebounding last season with the Lakers, but he never meshed well with Kobe Bryant or Coach Mike D'Antoni.
Still, Los Angeles placed a billboard outside its arena begging the big man to "Stay," a plea that has seemingly fallen on
ego-driven deaf ears.
While Howard is yet to make an official statement, all other teams in pursuit of the former #1 draft pick have allegedly been notified that he will not be signing with them, leaving Houston as his only destination.
On the Rockets, Howard will team with James Harden to form arguably the best one-two punch in basketball, with the squad possibly working on a deal to also bring Josh Smith to town.
UPDATE: Howard has confirmed via Twitter that he is headed to Houston. It will be made official on July 10.