Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey recently said that the team will experiment with Omer Asik at center, with Dwight Howard playing the power forward spot.
During a promotional visit in Taiwan, Howard told the press that he’s happy to try out a new position in H-Town.
Per Focus Taiwan (via EOB):
“There is no need to adjust. I have been playing basketball for my whole life. I started it up playing a point guard,” the NBA star told reporters at a press conference to welcome his third visit to Taiwan.
“I think it can make our team tougher. We need [me] being as a power forward some games and Asik being a center. We will have a big lineup, and it will be tough for teams to truly score,” the 27-year-old center said. “You have two guys to play great defense in the paint. So I think it is positive, and it is no conflict,” he added.
After refusing to accept his role in Los Angeles before bolting as a free agent, Dwight Howard seems like a much happier (and cooperative) player now that he’s a Rocket.
Lakers fans will now proceed to leap off a cliff.