HoopsHype Dwight Howard rumors


February 1, 2015 Updates

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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Despite the negativity that surrounded him when he left, Howard said he has fond memories of playing for the Magic. When he played for them, it was his goal to leave a good legacy. That is something he still thinks about. “I think about it a lot, talk about it a lot,” Howard said. “We had an amazing time, even though it didn’t end the way we all wanted it to end. At the end of the day, my time here was great, every minute of it – being in the community, going to the Finals, being at Disney World or Universal Studios. I had a great time here. I wish things didn’t happen the way they did, to end on a sour note. “At the end of the day, my time here was amazing.” Houston Chronicle

January 13, 2015 Updates

Garnett and Howard got tangled up under the basket with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter. Garnett was upset about a call, complaining to the ref while giving Howard a little shove after the whistle. “He hooked (his arm around) me,” Garnett yelled at the ref. New York Daily News

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