Dwight Howard Willing to Be a Power Forward Next to Omer Asik

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

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.

Omer Asik was said to be unhappy when the Rockets acquired Howard this summer, but the team appears determined to keep and accommodate him going forward.

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.