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Kobe Bryant: I tried teaching Dwight. I tried showing him. But the reality is that when you have a perception of what it is to win a championship — and most perceptions of what it's like to win are a very outgoing, very gregarious locker room where you pick each other up and you're friends all the time. That's the perception. And I think that's what his perception was of what the idea is. But when he saw the reality of it, it made him uncomfortable. And it's very tough to be able to fight through that, to deal with that challenge. And I don't think he was willing to deal with that uncomfortable and combative nature. USA Today Sports

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Dwight Howard might not be on the court playing with the Rockets, but the center is getting plenty of work in. Howard, who is out with edema in his right knee, said that he was given a 6-8 week time frame to rest and rehab before returning to the Rockets. He will be re-evaluated before that time and Dr. Walt Lowe said he could return earlier. It all depends on how much pain Howard is in. Howard has been doing strengthening exercises and workouts on an underwater treadmill at the Toyota Center since having a bone marrow aspirate injection last week. “I have been working out in the pool a lot, on a bike, some things to strengthen my leg,” Howard said. “Right now, I feel pretty good.” Houston Chronicle

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Dr. Walt Lowe, of the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, believes Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard can return to action in plenty of time to be ready for the playoffs, if not well before. Lowe conducted a bone marrow aspirate injection on Howard's sore right knee on Wednesday. The team announced that Howard will be re-evaluated in four weeks. "I would certainly expect him before the playoffs," Dr. Lowe said in an interview with FOX26 Sports. "I hope we have quite a few games before the playoffs. I really expect him to recover and play again this season." FOX 26 Sports

Dr. Lowe said the goal of the injection is to help Howard recover faster. He said there is nothing structurally wrong with Howard's knee. "It's a biologically-active injection that helps almost anything and everything heal in the knee," Dr. Lowe said. "We took some bone marrow out of his pelvis. It gives us some young, very strong platelets with a lot of healing factors. I think his prognosis is great. This is something we did (Wednesday) to try to hasten the recovery time." FOX 26 Sports

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The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets, while confident that Howard ‎has enough time to bounce back for the regular-season stretch run and playoffs, fear their defensive anchor will be lost for a period of "weeks" as opposed to days. ESPN.com

Howard is still in the process of getting additional consultation from various doctors to determine the best treatment course for the knee. Yet sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets already acknowledge that a period of rest "likely measured in weeks" will be the minimum requirement before their defensive anchor is ready to the return to the lineup. But sources say Houston nonetheless remains confident that Howard will be able to come back "in plenty of time" to ramp up for the postseason, even if the absence stretches into the six-weeks range. ESPN.com

Chris Mannix: NBA sources say Rox center Dwight Howard out until at least after the All-Star break. Houston hoping extended rest solves sore knee problem. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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