Oct 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) runs up the court during the first quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard: ‘Superman is a little rusty’


It looks like Dwight Howard is having fun in Houston. The Rockets are giving him whatever he wants, and he seems to be the old Dwight Howard. He needs to have fun to be effective, and in LA it seemed like a nightmare for him. Howard spoke about everything from the starting point guard, to his health, via the Houston Chronicle:

“It doesn’t matter and it shouldn’t matter to any of those guys who starts the game or whatever,” Howard said. “The biggest thing is that we all accept our roles. If we do that, we will have a great season. We can’t allow anything to affect us as a team and pull us in the wrong direction. I enjoy playing with both of those guys.

“We have great chemistry so far. I like the fact that all of us are talking a lot. We spend a lot of time together off the court and this trip has really helped us bond. I’m really excited about our future as a team. I believe that everybody has the confidence that we can win the championship.

Howard said his greatest physical issue was sleep deprivation.

“I’m going to be fine,” he said. “Superman is a little rusty, but he’ll be OK when the season starts.”

Jeremy Lin has been outplayed by Patrick Beverly, so the starting point guard position is up for grabs. Beverly started their last preseason game against the Pacers. The Rockets certainly have some talent, but I think they have some defensive deficiencies to overcome, and Howard has to prove that he’s willing to play in the flow of the offense.

As for the Superman stuff, that statement demonstrates exactly how his mind works.

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  • Marty Susman

    J. Lin was a mistake in the first place. He had a few great games & New York did the smart thing in letting him go & Houston was stupid enoug to pay him big bucks. He will be gone before the seaon is over…

  • Northerner

    Judging from Lin’s strong performance against the Pacers last night in Taiwan, he’s more than proven why he’s Houston’s starting PG. If they want him to come off the bench, it will be because Beverley can’t efficiently run the second unit (thus deferring all playmaking for the starters to Harden, not Bev). Howard is good, but has noticeably struggled at times. In general he’s had a quiet preseason so far.