Dwight is definitely the better fit for the Rockets. Houston doesn't need another PnR ball handler.
Dwight is a fit for the Rockets if they were the same team they were last year except replacing Asik with Howard and that's it.
The problem is that Houston would have to get rid of their depth. They've lost Garcia, are trying to trade Robinson, will likely lose Delfino as well.
That leaves none of their depth from last year and buckling the team down to just Harden and Parsons. So the Houston core would be Harden, Parsons and Dwight, with absolutely no more money to spend to improve depth, and all they'd inherit is a loss of 3 point shooters and depth, and a worse bench with no room to grow or sign players for 2 years cause of all the money they'd spend to get Dwight and the players they'd need to drop to reasonably sign him, trying to win in the Western conference.
In all reality Dwight would be stupid to sign there considering all they'd have to lose to get him, he'd be like Carmelo when he went to New York and they got rid of all their depth to nab him, and he'd pass up on 30 million and an extra year to do it, but Houston would do it even before the season(thus if Dwight didn't sign they'd be REALLY screwed), like Mark Cuban year after they won the championship screwed(and they barely made the playoffs anyway while healthy last year) so yeah. If it comes down to it, they'd probably be smarter to try to add more to what they have and deepen the team instead of trying to go the superstar route on CP3 or Dwight cause they'd have to cut loose too much to sign either or to the point they'd go nowhere in the West even with them.
If CP3 was so intent to force a sign and trade Houston would likely have to give up Lin and Asik to do it which I could see them doing but then again maybe not as they'd be taking two poison pill contracts and would run out of money to re-sign Bledsoe the following year. Also at the same time Houston'd have even less to work with if they were trying to go for Dwight cause then they'd lose their backup center.
So yeah Houston is better off NOT trying to sign a superstar this off-season. Go for Josh Smith instead, a guy you don't need to give a max to.
Edited by Majesty, May 31, 2013 - 01:06 AM.