It is well-known around the NBA that the Houston Rockets have a young team.

The Rockets have amassed a variety of highly capable assets in their squad, but were still to sign a star player. Until now.

On July 13th, Dwight Howard - arguably the greatest centre in the league - was introduced to the team and the whole of Houston after a move from the LA Lakers.

Howard didn't have the greatest of relations with his former team, following a fairly dismal single-season run with the squad.

Howard added to his Twitter page the following quote, "I've decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets. I feel it's the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I'm looking forward to a great season. I want to thank the fans in Los Angeles and wish them the best." 

The partnership of Howard and fellow Rockets superstar James Harden looks deadly, but will it be enough to bring the Rockets their first NBA championship since 1995?

Whilst the Rockets have acquired their new franchise centrepiece in Howard, the Brooklyn Nets have acquired two former Boston Celtics' powerhouses in the form of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett - which will surely boost their title hopes for this coming season.

As their title defence begins to pick up speed, the Miami Heat will be looking to retain their title for a third successive season as their roster looks as strong as ever.


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