Dwight Howard and James Harden didn’t have the best on-court relationship in Houston.
Since going back home to Atlanta, anticipation for the big man is looming like his arrival in Houston in the summer of 2013.
Dwight has spoke in the past about the frustrations he had with the Rockets. On Mike and Mike he speaks about his relationship with Harden and how the Rockets didn’t use him to the best of his abilities.
Mike: Did you feel like they didn’t give you enough of a role in Houston?
“No doubt,” Howard said when asked if he felt he wasn’t involved in the Rockets offense enough. “I know what I’m capable of. I know what I can bring to a team, i was bringing it for 8 years in Orlando. It wasn’t like I came in asking for the ball on every possession. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m some selfish kind of player.”
Mike: How were your relationships in Houston, specifically with James Harden?
“Howard: It wasn’t as good as it needed to be for us to succeed, but looking back on it, there’s really nothing we can do about it now, but talking about it amongst ourselves is great. We have to move and let that chapter in our life pass; I wish it was a lot better. It molded me into the person I am today.
Howard tends to believe he can be a focal point of an offense, but he has never been a true offensive force or developed the type of post game needed to be a #1 scorer on a team at this stage of his career.
Will it be any different in Atlanta? We shall see.