Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, who took part in the meeting with the Rockets and free agent center Dwight Howard Sunday, told FOX 26 Sports in a text message the get- together went very well for his organization.
"Meeting was great and very promising," Parsons said in his text message. "His main focus was winning and we will give him the best opportunity to do that."
NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports the meeting lasted nearly three hours.
Along with Parsons, the Rockets contingent included Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, owner Leslie Alexander, CEO Tad Brown, general manager Daryl Morey, head coach Kevin McHale (also a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame),
executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas and guard James Harden.
The Rockets have already made several moves to clear the necessary cap space to sign Howard, including trading forward Thomas Robinson to Portland and waiving forward Carlos Delfino and guard Aaron Brooks.
While the Rockets were scheduled to be the first team to meet with Howard, ESPNLosAngeles.com reported Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak did meet briefly with Howard prior to his dinner with the Rockets.
Howard will also meet with the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers will get the final session.
According to NBA rules deals with free agents cannot become official before July 10th.