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Dwight Howard Signs in Houston; Ryan Anderson/Omer Asik Rumors Ensue

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Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE: So remember those Ryan Anderson for Omer Asik rumors from a couple hours ago? Totally made up, per Marc Stein:

Cool.

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Dwight Howard has verbally agreed to join the Houston Rockets, ostensibly sending Kobe Bryant sobbing into the arms of Pau Gasol and ending more than a year's worth of speculation as to where he'd land long term.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, but!), his arrival in Houston may set off a new set of chain reactions involving New Orleans. Specifically, center and defensive stalwart Omer Asik is likely on the move. Tonight, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that New Orleans may well be his destination:

Well then!

(Cheers to grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrranderson for having it first in the FanPosts).

More as it breaks..