HOUSTON (FOX 26) - NBA sources confirmed for FOX 26 Sports that the Houston Rockets will meet with center Al Horford on Friday.
Horford will officially become a free agent Thursday night at 11 p.m. Central Time.
With Dwight Howard opting out and can sign elsewhere, the Rockets are in need of adding a big-time center, if possible.
Horford has spent his entire nine-year NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks.
He is a four-time NBA All-Star, making the team the past two seasons.
Also, the Rockets made a qualifying offer of $3.4 million to forward Donatas Motiejunas, making him a restricted free agent, which gives the Rockets the right to match any offer he gets.
The Rockets did not make a qualifying offer to forward Terrence Jones.