Today’s NBA Preview: Rockets’ New Era Begins
by Sean Highkin, USA TODAY Sports
If you’ve followed the NBA even casually in the last 12 months, you’re probably sick of hearing about Dwight Howard. But he’s not going away anytime soon, and now that his endless trade rumors and free-agency drama are over, his Houston Rockets will be inescapable.
Howard will make his debut alongside James Harden and Jeremy Lin on Wednesday night as the Rockets host the Charlotte Bobcats. Not the toughest opponent for his first test in a new uniform, but all eyes will be on Howard to deliver now that he’s found a new home.
The biggest question for Howard heading into the season was his health — would he be the Superman who terrorized opponents at both ends of the floor with the Orlando Magic or the hobbled, tentative Howard coming off back surgery with the Los Angeles Lakers?
Judging from his preseason efforts, Rockets fans have nothing to worry about.