NBA free agency transactions by team

Published: Wednesday, July 10 2013 4:32 p.m. MDT

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Francisco Garcia (re-signed)

The Rockets went all-in to try and sign free agent Dwight Howard, waiving Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks and declining their team option on Garcia.

The moves paid off. Reports emerged Friday afternoon that Howard selected the Houston Rockets as his next NBA destination, selecting the Texas franchise despite L.A.'s ability to offer him a $30 million deal.

Now that the Rockets have landed Howard, it's unclear what they'll have to do in order to clear up cap space besides shedding Delfino (who signed with Milwaukee) and Brooks; Garcia agreed to a two-year deal to re-sign with the team.

Prior to Friday's news, CBS Sports reported that Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik were available for trade, but no announcement on their status has been made. A CBSSports.com report from Sunday said Asik has asked to be traded, but Houston isn't interested in trading him right now.

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I hope the Jazz know what they're doing.

Utah Valley Guy
Springville, UT

The Jazz clearly know what they're doing. They need to extend the contracts of Hayward and Favors this summer - and they have now done what they need to do to assure both that their best opportunity is with Utah. They have also created enormous flexibility for themselves, with two 1st round draft picks in the talent-heavy 2014 draft. While the young guys learn the ropes this year, if we make the playoffs - great start! If we don't, we could get Jabari Parker or another stud, and can be a big player in the talent-laden 2014 free agent market.

No lose scenarios all around, with a lot of flexibility and an eye to the future.

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