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Morning Sports Update: Rockets reportedly shopping Dwight Howard

Will he land with the Celtics?

Dwight Howard fouls Golden State’s Steph Curry during a game on Feb. 9. Getty Images

The Houston Rockets are seeking a trade partner for Dwight Howard, the Bruins got back into the win column, and the Red Sox may or may not be better than they were last season.

Sources: Rockets contacting teams about trading Dwight Howard: The Houston Rockets have started contacting teams about trading eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, league sources told The Vertical. Howard, 30, plans to exercise an opt-out in his contract this summer to become an unrestricted free agent, and uncertainty surrounding the commitment both sides are willing to make has pushed Houston general manager Daryl Morey toward seeking potential trades on the market, league sources said. (Yahoo! Sports)

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2: Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins. David Pastrnak also scored to help Boston win its fifth straight road game. (Boston.com)

Red Sox should be better than last year … but are we sure they’re going to be good? I must admit, even as Dave Dombrowski upgraded the rotation (signing Price to a $217 million deal – he can afford his own fleet of equipment trucks) and the bullpen (trading for power arms Craig Kimbrel and Carson Smith), I’m still not sure what to expect from this team. Not to cloud your sunny day, but I’ve wondered this even after the roster repairs were complete: Are we sure they’re good. (Boston.com)

Asking price for Horford, Teague ‘borderline ridiculous’: Chris Mannix believes Horford would be a perfect fit with the Celtics, but the price tag might be standing in the way. (CSNNE.com)

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