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|Knee - Probable for March 27 vs. Minnesota|
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Rockets C Dwight Howard will see minutes increase Friday
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(12:12 pm ET) Center Dwight Howard, who is scheduled to play in his second game back Friday after missing the previous 26 with a knee injury, will see a bump in his time on the court, per the Houston Chronicle.
Howard, who scored four points in 16 minutes on Wednesday, said he will play around 20 minutes Friday as the Rockets battle the Timberwolves.
Rockets' Howard, Brewer, Smith probable for Friday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) The Rockets have listed center Dwight Howard, guard Corey Brewer and forward Josh Smith probable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, according to FOX 26.
Howard returned to the hardwood in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans after dealing with a knee injury. Brewer (oblique strain) and Smith (ankle) played against the Pelicans as well.
Rockets C Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Rockets center Dwight Howard returned from a 26-game absence Wednesday, scoring four points on 2 of 3 shooting while playing 16 minutes in his team's 95-93 win over the Pelicans.
"I felt pretty good. It seemed like as soon as I got out there it was time to sit back down, so it was kind of an adjustment," Howard said after the game, per the Associated Press. "I'm just happy to be back out there playing. The main thing for me is just really helping the team on the defensive end. The other stuff will come."
Howard also delivered seven rebounds, two assists and one block in Wednesday's win. The Rockets will move ahead to face the Timberwolves Friday.
Rockets' Kevin McHale says Dwight Howard will start Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) After being sidelined since Jan. 23 because of knee surgery, Rockets center Dwight Howard will start in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, the team announced.
"I'm anxious to get back on the floor and play," Howard said, per the Houston Chronicle.
Although Howard will receive the start, coach Kevin McHale said Howard will be on a minutes restriction. McHale previously said he would like Howard to play around 15-20 minutes upon his return.
The Rockets are a pick 'em at New Orleans.
Rockets' McHale plans to play Howard on Wednesday if feeling well
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) If Rockets center Dwight Howard responds well to Tuesday's workout, coach Kevin McHale said he plans to play him in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, reports the Houston Chronicle.
"I feel pretty good. We will see how I feel [Wednesday]," Howard said. Hopefully [Wednesday], I will feel even better."
Howard has been out since Jan. 23 after undergoing knee surgery. McHale previously said with the team running short on bodies, they may need Howard to play 15-20 minutes.
"We plan to play him unless what we did [Tuesday] bothers him," McHale said.
|For a guy who's widely considered the best center in the league, Dwight Howard had a pretty quiet statistical year in his first season with Houston. He dipped below two blocks per game for the first time in almost a decade, but still finished fourth in rebounds at 12.2 per game. However, there's a good chance Howard gets back up over 20 points per game with Chandler Parsons leaving 13 field goal attempts per game on the table in his departure to Dallas. They replaced Parsons with defensive specialist/corner-three monger in Trevor Ariza, so expect the Rockets to lean more heavily on Howard on the offensive end this season. He should develop better chemistry with James Harden, and coach Kevin McHale will probably want his team to get more comfortable running through Howard come playoff time. If he comes out hungry and looking like the player we saw in the playoffs, Howard is well worth a late first-round pick.
(Updated 8/27/14) |
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