NBA Podcast: Jeremy Lin, Dwight Howard and Latest Free-Agency Buzz

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorJuly 18, 2012

Now you see him, now you don't.
Now you see him, now you don't.Al Bello/Getty Images

The biggest names may have moved on, but NBA free agency still keeps generating intriguing storylines at every turn.

On this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA featured columnist Joel C. Cordes and NBA assistant editor Ethan Norof digest the news that Jeremy Lin is officially a member of the Houston Rockets, yet Dwight Howard still waits in limbo. 

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Where do the Houston Rockets go from here, and have the New York Knicks reverted back to an unlikable also-ran again?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are  rumored to be helping the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic with a Howard and Andrew Bynum deal once more, but is this really the best the Magic can get?

We also discuss the surprising decision by Grant Hill to join the Los Angeles Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers. And what about the signings of Kris Humphries to the Brooklyn Nets, Anthony Randolph to the Denver Nuggets and Aaron Brooks to the Sacramento Kings?

Besides Courtney Lee, which leftover free agents could still wind up being key contributors? What are the best destinations for guys like Shannon Brown, Delonte West and others?

Finally, what is Doug Collins thinking when he says Kwame Brown will be the starting center for the Philadelphia 76ers? Plus, are the Dallas Mavericks done after snagging O.J. Mayo to another reasonable deal?

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