In a move designed to re-sign him for cheaper, Kobe Bryant will become a free agent when his contract is up.
The Lakers are still waiting to see what Kobe will be like when he returns from his Achilles injury, and the Lakers guard had said this past summer that he doesn't intend on taking a paycut, it's believed that was only posturing for negotiations.
The basketball world keeps trying to conceive ways that LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could play together. With LeBron having the option to opt out of his contract next summer, speculation is wild with Cleveland fans hoping King James returns to pair up with Kyrie Irving, and there has been rumblings of James heading to Los Angeles possibly along with Melo.
Much is already being made for the upcoming free agent crop in the summer of 2014 with wild rumors circulating of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James teaming up in Los Angeles. While LeBron James seems content in Miami after three straight Finals appearances and back-to-back championships, Melo and the Knicks are not favored to even come out of the East with many ranking them as low as the fifth best team out East.
Reports indicate that Dwight Howard will sign with the Houston Rockets. Howard met with the Lakers, Mavs, Hawks, Rockets, and Warriors but appeared to have narrowed his choices down to the Rockets, Warriors, and Lakers after officially eliminating the Mavericks. His decision should put an end to what has been close to 2 years of constant speculation about the big mans future.
Keep in mind this is Dwight Howard, and things could change, but Yahoo Sports is indicating that he has chosen the Rockets, but terms of the agreement are still being worked on.