Rockets fined for loose lips on Howard

The Houston Rockets have been fined $150,000 for prematurely commenting about new acquisition Dwight Howard, the NBA confirmed to Reuters.

The league had a moratorium on teams discussing personnel business until players officially signed on Wednesday. Howard made waves across the league by verbally committing to the Rockets on Friday rather than returning to the Los Angeles Lakers. Amidst the excitement, both the Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and coach Kevin McHale publicly commented on securing Howard to draw the penalty. Howard is set to officially sign a four-year, $88 million contract to join the Houston franchise.



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