The Houston Rockets have no interest in trading away Dwight Howard ahead of the deadline.

Howard can become a free agent this offseason and has been linked to the Boston Celtics.

“We’re just focused on this season," said Daryl Morey. "So is Dwight. If we as a team and he as a player play(s) like we know he’s capable and has been this year and was last year, all that stuff takes care of itself. There’s no way we make the conference finals last year without Dwight and there’s no way are making the solid playoff push this year without Dwight.”

According to ESPN sources, the Rockets are approaching the deadline intent to keep Howard.