Dwight Howard.

Dwight Howard wants to remain in Houston, says Rockets GM

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Despite all of the rumours surrounding his future heading into last Thursday's trade deadline, Dwight Howard remained a Houston Rockets player when the day came to an end.

And, according to the Western Conference team's General Manager, Daryl Morey, the perennial All-Star is happy to stay in Houston regardless of the speculation.

"Dwight's a great player," Morey said via the Houston Chronicle. "He wants to be in Houston. We want him to be in Houston.

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In light of the numerous reports on the Rockets' attempts to find a trade partner for Howard, Morey admitted things had been a little more public than he would have liked.

"I was disappointed some things got out rumor-wise, but all those things were myself doing diligence. That's part of my job."

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Howard had himself pledged his allegiance to the Rockets last week whilst trade rumors were swirling but his long-term future isn't especially certain.

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The center is widely expected to opt out of his contract this summer and enter free agency, where he could either re-sign with Houston or leave the franchise on his own terms after three seasons.

In 45 games this season, the 30-year-old is averaging 14.6 points and 11.9 rebounds-per-game.

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