Dwight Howard doesn't plan on recruiting LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony or any other prospective free agents that the Houston Rockets might pursue.

"A great man once told me that this is my plane, I fly it where I want to fly it, I'll land it where I want to land it," Howard said. "I built it, and it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. If I want people on that plane, I'll put them on there. If not, this is my plane. For 'Melo and all of these other free agents, this is their plane. This is their time to fly wherever they want to fly. They can't let anybody or anything get in the way of doing what's best for them."

Daryl Morey believes Howard's decision to sign with the Rockets could pave the way for other players.

"Dwight choosing here sort of represents the sea change in Houston, sort of proving that we're a Tier One destination for free agents," Morey said. "And obviously, we're going out there again and saying let's get one of these top guys again…I'd say the reasons he chose Houston are going to stay going forward."