dwight howard (ejected from game 4)*It’s not like all LA Lakers fans are clamoring for Dwight Howard to resign with the team, but his coming back may not be a lock either.

With the Lakers being in bind somewhat, like the prospect of some lean years ahead without a superstar to put butts in the seats, they are hoping that Howard will let them know ASAP if he is or if he isn’t.

Well, it looks like the All-Star center is in no rush and on top of that, he’s privately indicated he plans to give strong consideration to multiple teams, league sources told CBSSports.com.

Though Howard is adamant his free agency not be marred by the circus-like environment that surrounded his departure from Orlando last summer, word already has spread to multiple levels of his support staff that Howard re-signing with the Lakers is far from a done deal.

With six weeks to go before Howard becomes an unrestricted free agent, the team that is said to intrigue him the most is the Houston Rockets, according to multiple people briefed on internal conversations surrounding Howard’s free-agent decision. The Rockets have a young star, James Harden, who has proved himself worthy of playing the leading role for the franchise; a budding 3-point shooting threat in Chandler Parsons; a defensive-minded coach in Kevin McHale; and Omer Asik, the kind of 7-footer Howard is believed to want next to him in the frontcourt.

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