Dwight Howard is so outstanding a player that his free agency essentially brought the NBA world to a halt. Some unrelated signings managed to slip through the cracks in the interim, but overall the most prominent teams with cap space waited on Howard, and by extension so did the bulk of the league’s free agents. General managers, players, agents and fans alike all checked their watches and Twitter feeds as Howard deliberated, knowing full well that many of the teams with max-level room wouldn’t budge until Howard was officially off the market.
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