With Mike D'Antoni coming to Houston to be the new head coach of the Rockets, it's widely assumed that Dwight Howard will be on the move once again.

There have been questions about Howard's attitude and his impact on the court in the modern perimeter-based NBA, but he's still going to demand around the max on the open market.

One of his teammates, Jason Terry, believes that Howard is definitely worth the big money. He previously talked about Howard having to shift his game if he wanted to stay a key member of the Rockets' attack, but now that he appears to be gone, Terry thinks D-12 would make the Dallas Mavericks, Terry's former team, title contenders over night.

From Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

“If he comes to Dallas they’ll be talking about Dallas in the likes of winning a championship.’’

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This is a bold statement considering Howard's decline since his departure from the Orlando Magic as well as the depth at the top of the Western Conference.

The Mavs have expressed interest in Howard previously, but they'd want to do so for below the max.

Howard put up 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game this season, far below the best numbers of his career. Still, Terry believes his impact defensively would be huge for Dallas.

“He still can be a dominant force, primarily on the defense end,’’ Terry said. “He’s such a presence back there controlling the paint.

“And then offensively, when he sets screens and rolls hard to the basket and runs the floor, he’s one of the best we have.’’

Even if Dallas is able to add Howard, it's going to be tough for them to get through the likes of Golden State, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio.

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