They want a Melo esque deal
Houston can offer that
And maybe they're not a playoff team... This season
But if the have Dwight and restock this summer they're a playoff team. And it's not even close. Dwight alone is good enough to carry a team into the playoffs
Point is. Houston is a borderline playoff team as is. And a first round exit waiting to happen if they do make it. Worth rolling the dice and overpaying for Dwight
This is assuming he'd stay. I really don't think a player would be able to leave a team 4 months after giving up half your team for him. It'd be a PR disaster. So I would take that gamble
yea, i get the feeling Dwight pretty much has his mind made up on where he wants to be next year. I recall watching the interviews for the All Star game a couple weeks ago and a kid asked Dwight all these strange questions, which he politely answered, then the kid asked him, "What would it take for you to go to San Antonio next season?" lol he literally wouldn't answer that, and the look on his face made it seem like "not a fucking thing in the world could make me go to San Antonio". lol. City wise, Houston is nice for players, but right now they're not a desirable place to go.
In my mind, the guy is going to one of a couple places. NJ, ORL, LA, or Dallas. i feel like it will take a hell of a lot of convincing even if he gets traded to a team not listed to keep him out of one of those places next year.