According to an ESPN LA report, Dwight Howard could soon hit the trade block. Though the Rockets whiffed in July and apparently moved on from Howard, could they turn down the opportunity again?

I'm sorry, I don't mean to bring back the Dwightmare that many of you thought had passed, but it is definitely something worth discussing as this team is still being put together. The Rockets finally have their star at the forefront in James Harden, and are desperately trying to find another star player to put alongside him. Yes, Omer Asik has impressed this season, but there is no doubt that Howard is the most dominant big man in the league if healthy and would absolutely change the landscape of the Rockets future if they could land him and get him under contract.

Unfortunately those three "ifs" are the biggest barriers to a Rockets deal for Howard. Let's look at each of them in detail.