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March 28, 2014 Updates

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

March 26, 2014 Updates
March 25, 2014 Updates

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

March 24, 2014 Updates

Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a leading candidate to become the head coach at the University of Houston, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. Sampson is expected to meet with school representatives soon to discuss the job. Sources told Yahoo Sports that Houston is determined to hire a proven winner at the major level of college basketball. Yahoo! Sports

March 22, 2014 Updates

One of the only things he knows for sure at this point is that it feels different than his season with the Rockets of disagreements over treatments and D-League stints with Rio Grande Valley that led nowhere. “Oh, yeah,” White said. “It feels a lot different. In all fairness to Houston, they were in a much different position. A lot of things, they couldn’t make a ruling on themselves as much as the league. They had to wait on a lot of OKs and things from people. It was a real complex situation. But it feels very different. Everything’s different. The organization’s different, the city’s different, the people are different, my teammates are different.” “Are you different?” “I’m probably the least different out of the entire equation,” White said. “But I’m in a different place. I’m definitely feeling more comfortable with the ability to have a successful career in this league.” NBA.com

March 21, 2014 Updates

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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