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The Rockets’ hope that Dwight Howard could be close to returning from his strained right knee seemed to be fading. While discussing Pat Beverley’s return from a strained left hamstring, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said “It would be nice to get everybody else back, but that won’t be happening any time soon.” McHale had previously said he hoped that Howard, who has been out since Nov. 19, might be ready to return in time to play on the Rockets’ road trip Wednesday and Thursday to play Golden State and Sacramento. Asked if he had a better feel for Howard’s timetable, he said again, “He won’t be back anytime soon.” Houston Chronicle

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Howard said he does not have a target date for his return. After facing the Grizzlies on Wednesday, the Rockets play a back-to-back Friday and Saturday against the Timberwolves and Suns. Guards Pat Beverley and Isaiah Canaan and forward Terrence Jones are all listed as out. “I don’t think it is smart for me to try to rush anything,” Howard said. “When I’m 100 percent or close to it, that’s when I’ll play. I don’t want to give my teammates and the city nothing but the best, so I’m not going to get out there until I’m ready to do everything I can do.” Houston Chronicle

Howard is still listed as doubtful to play Wednesday against Memphis, the team he faced Nov. 17 before going out with the injury. “It’s basically the second day I was able to get out and do some sprints on the floor. Other than that, it’s just been on the treadmill and doing some court work. So, today was a lot better than the past couple of days. A lot of the stuff is going away. We have to keep doing what I’ve been doing. The trainer (Jason Biles) has been doing a great job trying to get rid of the pain that I’m having around my knee and we’ll go from there.” Houston Chronicle

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There is no timetable for Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard's return after he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee, coach Kevin McHale said before Saturday night's 95-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks. It was the second consecutive game missed by Howard, who warmed up before Wednesday's loss to the Lakers before it was determined minutes before tip-off that he could not play. ESPN.com

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