The move gives the rockets Rockets a $45 million gain in cap space.
Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – In a move that many saw coming, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard opted out of his player option for the 2016-2017 season with the team and will become a free agent.
The 30-year-old center now will become a free agent on July 1. He averaged 13.7 points and attempting 8.5 field goals per game this season. It was his lowest output since he was a rookie in Orlando in 2004-05.
If Howard signs elsewhere it will be his fourth team.