It seems Dwight Howard has learned his lesson, and isn’t discussing free agency prematurely.
Next summer will be big for free agency, with Kevin Durant and Howard, among most teams’ main targets.
Like Durant, Howard — who is currently signed to the Houston Rockets –can opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent. But, he’s not even thinking that far ahead.
“There is no need to live in the future,” Howard said, according to ESPN. “I’m not a guy who lives in the future. The only moment that matters is right now and what we accomplish as a team. It starts with training camp, today is the second day, tomorrow is the third day and we just got to work on getting better every day. There is no need for me to focus on anything that’s going to happen next summer. My job is to focus on how I can help this team be the best team in the NBA and win a championship.”
Howard was a free agent during the Summer of 2013. It was thought that the Los Angeles Lakers were the front-runner, after they acquired the big man in a trade with the Magic.
However, Howard chose to sign a four-year, $87.5 million deal with the Rockets.