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NBA rumors: Dwight Howard may go to Chicago this offseason

The NBA rumors are getting strong about Dwight Howard's future and as the Houston Rockets enter their offseason it is rumored that Howard might go to the Chicago Bulls.

After the Rockets failed to perform well in the playoffs and lost in five games to the Golden State Warriors, people started talking that Howard will opt for free agency this summer and look for a new home. It may happen with the Rockets looking for a new full-time coach, one who may not like to keep Howard in his long-term plans.

Several teams have been mentioned as potential landing spots for Howard, from the Boston Celtics to the New Orleans Pelicans. Now the name of a new team has surfaced. Fansided writer Michael Saenz connects Howard to the Chicago Bulls, saying the latter may be planning to trade injury plagued Joakim Noah.

Saenz said it will depend on what happens with Derrick Rose. If the Bulls fail to find a trade partner for their guard, they may decide to take Jimmy Butler off the trade block and go for an immediate re-build by recruiting Howard.

Howard may prove to be a good replacement for Noah, especially with Pau Gasol likely exiting as well, Saenz noted. "However, it wouldn't be outlandish to believe that perhaps it is time for Noah and the Bulls to go their separate ways. With Gasol and Noah both exiting, the Bulls would have a glaring need up front. Assuming that they would be left with Bobby Portis, who could slide into the starting power forward position, and really no center. Unless you're willing to bet on Cristiano Felicio, Dwight fits," he added.