Rockets fined $150K for comments on Dwight Howard

HOUSTON

Comments about it are against NBA rules while their annual moratorium is in place. It will be lifted Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Rockets were fined $150,000 by the NBA for unauthorized public comments about Howard.

Howard verbally committed Friday to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Rockets, passing up a $118 million deal over five years to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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