The Houston Rockets met with Josh Smith on Monday in Los Angeles and the sides discussed the possibility of playing with Dwight Howard.
The Rockets only have enough cap space to sign one max contract player, but Smith could be acquired if the Atlanta Hawks were to agree to a sign-and-trde.
The Rockets have been discussing trade scenarios involving both Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Both players will earn $8.3 million each of the next two seasons.
Smith and Howard are close friends.