Rockets To Experiment With Dwight Howard at Power Forward

by August 17, 2013

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said the Rockets will experiment with playing Dwight Howard at power forward to get Omer Asik extra minutes. Asik wanted to be a starter, and initially it was reported that Asik wanted out of Houston after Howard was acquired. Via Reddit: “Q: Daryl, how does Omer feel now about sharing the center position with Dwight? What sorts of conversations have McHale and you had in regards to potential concerns from both Omer and Dwight? A: Omer would prefer to be a starter and is certainly a starter+ quality player. That said, he is a winner first & likes being on a winning team. Q: Also, what are the chances we see Asik getting minutes as a power forward? A: Coach McHale plans to experiment with Dwight at PF and Omer as C in training camp. If it works and helps us win, obviously we would look at using it.”