HoopsHype Dwight Howard rumors

April 17, 2014 Updates

"All I want to do is win," said Howard, who averaged 18.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks a game this season while helping Houston improve four spots in the defensive ranking category (16th to 12th). "That's the only thing that matters to me. If we win, then everything falls into place. I can't control how people feel. I can't control any of that stuff, so that's not my focus. People are going to say whatever they're going to say about me, say I'm not playing as great or they don't talk about me as much. But that's fine. All you have to do is win. When you win games, nobody can say anything. So that's the only thing I'm going to do." USA Today Sports

"I feel great," Howard said. "We have a great chance. These other teams are seasoned, have been together longer, so of course they're going to have a little bit more experience when it comes to that as a team. But if me and James (Harden) do our part and lead these guys, we should have a great playoff run this year. We really want to win a championship, so that's our goal and our focus. "For myself, the biggest thing is making my teammates better. That's my whole plan is to help my teammates in any possible way so they can be the best players that they can be. That's the only thing that matters." USA Today Sports

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Rockets center Dwight Howard said he struggled in the second half on Thursday, his second game back after missing three games following a procedure to remove a cyst and fluid in his left ankle. “My ankle was bothering me tonight,” Howard said. “I came out a little bit early in the third quarter because of it. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow.” When asked if he might have to miss time, Howard said he does not want to skip any games after missing three when the ankle was drained. “I don’t want to sit out, but the most important thing is that I’m ready for the playoffs,” Howard said. Houston Chronicle

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Did the NBA move too quickly in eliminating the center position on the All-Star ballot? At least one NBA executive believes so. "I wouldn't call it a renaissance because they don't play the position quite the same way, but the position is stocked with young quality players," he said, ticking off Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Jonas Valanciunas coming up behind Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Roy Hibbert and Marc Gasol. Bleacher Report

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Howard piloted the land rover on practice terrains on NASA’s campus that simulated the moon and Mars. For the noted overgrown kid, getting to play around in an actual spaceship had to have been a blast. For The Win

Metta World Peace on Howard's limitations as an offensive player: "That’s where I had an issue with Dwight sometimes because he’s strong and he can rebound, he can block shots, he can dunk. But his moves are not polished yet. So to want the ball every time … we’re going to give it to you, because the franchise called for that, but he isn’t going to score." ESPN.com

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But Dwight Howard took substantially less money last July to sign with Houston. "I still don't understand why he left," Buss said. "He had his own reasons. People I guess maybe would be talking [angrily] about the billboard. That really seemed to rub people the wrong way. I thought it was a good idea. It obviously didn't mean anything to him." Los Angeles Times

Dwight Howard is still in his first season as a Houston Rocket, but he’s already thoroughly embraced his new home. After the Rockets’ Thursday blowout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Howard hung out with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. For The Win

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