COPY-Rockets land Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets have won the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.  USA Today first reported that the all star center choose the Rockets, over the Lakers, Mavericks, Hawks and Warriors.

The Rockets have yet to comment. A deal with Howard cannot be official until July 10.

Coming back from back surgery, Howard averaged 17.1 points and a league-best 12.4 rebounds last season for the Lakers.  Howard was traded to the Lakers in 2012, after spending his entire career in Orlando.