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    Rockets are trying Dwight Howard at PF

    Rockets GM says team will experiment with Dwight Howard at power forward alongside Omer Asik at center
    Brett Pollakoff Aug 16, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT
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    The Rockets have plenty of talent on the roster now that Dwight Howard is in place, so it makes sense that they’d experiment with their new toy as much as possible to find the most productive ways to utilize one of the best big men in the game.
    It was thought by many initially that Omer Asik would be relegated to coming off the bench after the team secured Howard, because Dwight would seem to be best-suited to playing the center position. Asik certainly assumed as much, and initially was reported to want out of Houston shortly after Howard was acquired.
    Howard’s skill set on both ends of the floor — protecting the rim and rebounding defensively, while working out of the post on offense — would suggest that he wouldn’t be as effective in a big lineup trying to defend power forwards, especially those who would be capable of playing the stretch-four position.
    But especially in the early stages of training camp or the preseason, it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot.
    From Rockets GM Daryl Morey, 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.
    There are very few teams (and lineups) that this pairing would seem to be beneficial against. But when you have a talent like Howard in place, it’s worth pursuing even the most unlikely of options.
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    Will this work?


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    Pau and Dwight didn't work. Asik and Dwight will have better coaching so lets see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsfan88 View Post
    Pau and Dwight didn't work. Asik and Dwight will have better coaching so lets see.
    Asik and Howard? That will be cute.....H-town the new hollywood drama minus the big city.

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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoast_yg View Post
    Asik and Howard? That will be cute.....H-town the new hollywood drama minus the big city.
    Poor bitter fan I feel bad for you :cry:
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    Howard could play PF IMO
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    Why not Asik at PF?

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    At PF you need a guy who can spread the floor from time to time, especially when you have a player like James Harden, 2 guys staying under the basket majority of time in this case, I don't see it working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxplayerxx23 View Post
    Poor bitter fan I feel bad for you :cry:
    Not bitter at all lame just realistic, idiotic poster. Reality isn't Nba2k :keep dreaming:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimal View Post
    At PF you need a guy who can spread the floor from time to time, especially when you have a player like James Harden, 2 guys staying under the basket majority of time in this case, I don't see it working.
    Dee eye tee tee oh

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    Not going to work.

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    Houston would be idiotic to do it. Just have Asik off the bench so you could have a rim protector at all times.
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    lmao good luck rockets

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    Dwight and Horford two of the best centers in the league

    both of their dads say PF is their natural position and have been saying they want them to move back there to improve longevity

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    Well Dwight did start off as a PF. And those 2 will be beastly on defense at the least. These lineups will feature heavy post ups just because the 2 of them will cramp the lane for the perimeter guys but its certainly a good option to throw at times once in awhile.

    I see them starting together then taking them out at the 6 minute mark so that Asik can get the backup Center minutes.


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